Thursday, February 26, 2009

Shirakawa-go, Japan

Japan-11, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Shirakawa is a village located in the northwest part of Ono District, Gifu, in Gifu prefecture, Japan. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-go , a small, traditional village showcasing a style of buildings called gassho-zukuri.
The village is located near Takayama, in Gifu. Together with Gokayama in Nanto, Toyama, it is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.


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