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Winter in Shirakawa-go, World Heritage, Japan Traditional Folk Houses, Gifu, Japan # WebMatrix 1.0

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Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go, Gifu, Japan This definitely looks like a fantasy setting- I think we r going here!

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Shirakawa-go: Visiting Japan's most scenic village

The most beautiful village in Japan is Shirakawa-go in the Gifu Prefecture. The village with it's old reed covered houses is a UNESCO World Heritage site

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Shirakawa-go (白川郷)

Shirakawa-go, Japan. Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, these villages with their Gassho-style houses subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. The large houses with their steeply pitched thatched roofs are the only examples of their kind in Japan.

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The World Heritage - Shirakawa-go, Gifu, Japan.. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō, a small, traditional village showcasing a style of buildings called gasshō-zukuri.

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