Visit shirakawa-go, japan

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Early in the morning we head out of Takayama by bus for a day trip to the stunning Shirakawa-go area. I’ve been waiting for this ever since I saw photos on the interweb!!

Shirakawa-gō is an area that encompasses several small, traditional villages showcasing a traditional building style known as gasshō-zukuri which means ‘praying hands’ to reflect the shape of the buildings.

We’ve head to Ogimachi, one of the largest villages and a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its traditional architecture.

The house design is exceptionally strong and, in combination with the unique properties of the thatching, allows the houses to withstand and shed the weight of the region’s heavy snowfalls in winter.

Find out more about this amazing place here​


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