Shirakawa-go

Ono District, Gifu, Japan

Shirakawa-go, located in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, is a picturesque village that offers visitors a glimpse into traditional Japanese rural life. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is renowned for its charming thatched-roof houses, known as gassho-zukuri, which are designed to withstand heavy snowfall in the winter.

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Anna Kraskovska

Anna Kraskovska

Welcome dear travel fans! I've been traveling around the world for 20 years and most of my trips were to Asia. I think I have been crazy about Japan since I was a child and will be happy to share this passion with you.

Welcome dear travel fans! I've been traveling around the world for 20 years and most of my trips were to Asia. I think I have been crazy about Japan since I was a child and will be happy to share this passion with you.

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Here are three expert tips to enhance your experience in Shirakawa-go:

  1. Explore the Traditional Houses: Take your time to wander through the village and explore the gassho-zukuri houses. These traditional farmhouses provide a glimpse into the daily life of the villagers and offer a fascinating architectural experience. Some houses have been converted into museums or guesthouses, allowing visitors to learn more about the village’s history and customs.
  2. Visit in Different Seasons: Shirakawa-go transforms with each season, offering unique experiences throughout the year. In the spring, the village is adorned with cherry blossoms, creating a picturesque scene. The lush greenery of summer adds to the village’s charm, while autumn brings vibrant colors to the surrounding mountains. In winter, the village is covered in a blanket of snow, creating a magical winter wonderland. Consider planning your visit based on the season that resonates with you the most.
  3. Taste Local Cuisine: Shirakawa-go is known for its delicious local cuisine. Don’t miss the opportunity to try regional specialties such as soba noodles, Hida beef, and locally brewed sake. Many restaurants in the village offer traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, providing a unique culinary experience that complements your visit.
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