Thursday, July 30, 2009


The historic and incredible village of Shirakawa-go is one of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The town is located in the Shogawa river valley, basically in the middle of a mountain range. The road out to this town was amazing, we drove through about 20km of tunnels to get there, then all of a sudden you burst out of the end of the tunnels in the middle of this lush river valley.

The village is famous for its thatched roofs that are built to withstand the heavy snowfalls in winter.

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