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Winter night in Gokayama, a Unesco World Heritage Site in Toyama Prefecture, Japan (by arcreyes).

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Thatched gassho-zukuri (合掌造り) farmhouses of the historic village, Shirakawa-go (白川郷), in the Gifu Prefecture, Japan

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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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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, Gifu, Japan * The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are one of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The site is located in the Shogawa river valley stretching across the border of Gifu and Toyama Prefectures in central Japan.

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