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Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go

白川郷

GIFU

Shirakawa-go is a historic village, where unique traditional farmhouses survive. Built in the architectural style called “Gassho-zukuri,” these houses are characterized be steep-pitched thatched roofs, which are designed to shed heavy snow typical of this region. Designated as a World Heritage site in 1995, this village is an ouystanding example of a traditional way of life perfectly adapted to the cold environment.

Information

Address:
Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura Ono-gun, Gifu

Map

Directions:
2h 10 min from Nagoya to Takayama Station by JR Takayama Line. 50min from Takayama-Nohi Bus Center by bus.
Nohi Bus English Site

Best Season:
All Year

Reference:
Shirakawa-go Tourist Association
TEL 05769-6-1013

Web Site

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