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Shirakawa-go, World Heritage Site, Historic Village

Shirakawa-go, historic village
1)Shirakawa-go, historic village
2)Visitors can visit some houses
3)Shirakawa-go in winter season

Admire Fairy-Tale Scenery

Nestled in the mountains along the borders of 3 prefectures - Ishikawa, Toyama and Gifu, Shirakawa-go boasts enchanting, unrivalled scenery featuring ‘praying hands’ gassho-zukuri farmhouses. With 59 gassho-zukuri houses, Ogimachi village in Shirakawa-go, Gifu Prefecture is now designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the neighbouring 2 villages of Ainokura and Suganuma in Gokayama, Toyama Prefecture. Beyond the enchanting scenery, there is much history and culture to be discovered and explored.

Informationa

Shirakawa-go, World Heritage Site, Historic Village

Shirakawa village office
Address: Hatogaya-517, Shirakawa Village, Ohno-District, Gifu 501-5692
Web: http://ml.shirakawa-go.org/en/