Cuando llegas a Shirakawago, uno siente como si hubiera descubierto, mágicamente oculto entre la montaña, el poblado de los pitufos, la aldea gala de Astérix o la comarca de los hobbits. Pueblos de cuento donde perderse paseando pies y mente.
Kanda-ke House (viewed from another angle), one of the best preserved farmhouses turned into a museum in Ogimachi village, Shirakawa-Go. The village is famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses. Gassho-zukuri means "constructed like hands in prayer", as the steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. The architectural style developed over many generations and is designed to withstand the large amounts of heavy snow that falls in the region during winter. The roofs made without nails, provided a large attic space used for cultivating silkworms (credit: Japan Guide)
Did you know that over 70% of Japan is covered in mountains?! 😮⛰️ So, if you don't travel inland on your trip, you really are missing an important piece of the country! There are many spots to choose from, but Gifu and Nagano prefectures are easy-to-access options that are great to visit year-round.
Serious Snowfall at Shirakawago
Shirakawago is a unique little mountain village nestled along the Shogawa river valley that borders Gifu and Toyama prefectures. It became a Unesco World Heritage site in 1995 and is becoming well known for the beautiful traditional "Gassho-Zukuri Farmhouses in the village some of which are more than 250 Years old.
The houses are a unique architectural style developed over generations and designed to withstand the heavy snow the region experiences over Winter. Days like this photo when the whole sky seems to be full of huge flakes.
If you are looking to travel on from Nozawa it makes a great stop over between Kanazawa and Takayama. A beautiful destination all year round to experience the distinct 4 seasons. They also light up the houses in January and February every year which is amazing to see.
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Shirakawa-go is a must see in the Gifu Prefecture. This place was registered as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The village consists traditional houses with thatched and steep roofs called Gassho-Zukuri. About 100 Gassho houses are remained in the village, and even in nowadays, some of the locals are still living in the Gassho.
岐阜県に行くのであれば、必ず訪れるべき場所である白川郷。1995年に世界遺産に登録された場所。100棟余りの合掌造りが数多く残り、今でもそこで人々の生活が営まれているのがまた素晴らしいところです。 @instagram #shirakawago#gifu#japan#gassho#takayama#worldheritage#shirakawagood#白川郷#岐阜#世界遺産#合掌造り#高山#시라카와고#일본#ญ ี่ปุ่น