CHUBU-GIFU: Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Travel Guide. A collection of villages that have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995. The farmhouses are built in the Gassho-zukuri style which means "constructed like hands in prayer".  There are many small museums that explain the history and lifestyle of the region, and there are opportunities to stay at the farmhouses overnight.

CHUBU-GIFU: Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Travel Guide. A collection of villages that have been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995. The farmhouses are built in the Gassho-zukuri style which means "constructed like hands in prayer". There are many small museums that explain the history and lifestyle of the region, and there are opportunities to stay at the farmhouses overnight.

The largest village in the mountainous Shirakawa-go region of Gifu Prefecture, Ogimachi preserves many massive gassho-zukuri farm houses in its village center and an adjacent open-air museum. The best way to experience the village is to overnight at one of the farm houses.

The largest village in the mountainous Shirakawa-go region of Gifu Prefecture, Ogimachi preserves many massive gassho-zukuri farm houses in its village center and an adjacent open-air museum. The best way to experience the village is to overnight at one of the farm houses.

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Shirakawago & Gokayama: UNESCO World Heritage Villages

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Honshu, Chūbū region, Gifu prefecture, Ōno District - Shirakawa Village (白川郷), together with Gokayama in Nanto, Toyama, it is one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites.

Honshu, Chūbū region, Gifu prefecture, Ōno District - Shirakawa Village (白川郷), together with Gokayama in Nanto, Toyama, it is one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites.

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Shirakawago & Gokayama: UNESCO World Heritage Villages

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

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