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How to travel to Shirakawa-go from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Kanazawa 2019

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1. November. 2019

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Nestled in the Shogawa River Valley that spans Gifu and Toyama Prefectures, Shirakawa-go is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed region. It’s famed for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old, with steep thatched roofs and a unique architectural style that evolved over many generations.

Gassho-zukuri translates as "constructed like hands in prayer” in reference to the roof shape, which is designed to withstand the heavy snowfall that Shirakawa-go experiences in the winter. The roofs are expertly crafted without the use of nails and are equipped with a large attic space where silkworms were traditionally cultivated.

Shirakawa-go is roughly divided into two areas - Shirakawa-go (in Gifu prefecture) and Gokayama (in Toyama prefecture). Ogimachi Village is the most easily accessible and popular village in Shirakawa-go, with a lot of gassho-zukuri houses and the main street of Shirakawa Kaido running through its heart.

How to travel to Shirakawa-go from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Kanazawa 2019

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