house, The Shirakawa-go and neighboring Gokayama regions line the Shogawa River Valley in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures.
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Shirakawa-go, Japan, is caught in a heavy snowfall.(Photo: JACK Photographer/Shutterstock) Shirakawa-go, Japan The historic village of Shirakawa-go is a mountain town known for its steep forests and traditional farmhouse building style known as gasshō-zukuri, with thatched roofs built to withstand heaps of snow. With a name that translates into "White River Village," according to Smithsonian, the town gets a remarkable 415 inches (10.5 meters) of snow each year. A UNESCO World Heritage Site