World Cultural Heritage, Shirakawa-go (Historic Village)

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Written by  Akira Kato

Visited Spot:Shirakawa-go (Historic Village)

I went to World Cultural Heritage, Shirakawa-go (Historic Village).

Shirakawa-go, a beautiful area where traditional Japanese scenery still exists, is home to the largest number of still-standing traditional “gassho-zukuri” Japanese homes. As of 2016, there are around 100 buildings still standing, both large and small. It is the largest remaining historic settlement in Japan, and it is preserved as a Group of Traditional Buildings in the register of Cultural Properties of Japan.

Basic information on Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go (Historic Village)

Address
2499 Shirakawa-Village Gifu Pref.
Access
Tokyo———Nagoya 2hrs.(Railway)
Nagoya——-Takayama 2hrs.(Railway)
Takayama—Shirakawa-go 50min.(Expressway shuttle bus)
URL(English)
http://shirakawa-go.org/en/

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