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Shirakawa-go historic village, Gifu prefecture
Shirakawa-go is a small, traditional Japanese village showcasing a style of buildings called gassho-zukuri.
Gassho-zukuri (literally "clasped-hands" style) is also preserved in Shirakawa in Gokayama, Toyama Prefecture.
The two villages together have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
NOTE: The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from Japan National Tourism Organization. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan should be addressed to Japan National Tourism Office.
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