We traveled from Nagano to Gifu. 2 : Shirakawa-go(village) 1

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I introduced Shirakawa-go of the world heritage in Gifu Prefecture.

This is a mountain village of the unexplored region in where many old houses with A-frame remain.

The characteristic of the architecture with A-frame is the big triangle roof that is made of thatch.







Position of Shirakawa-go

< Position of Shirakawa-go >

Upper map: The upper side is the north, and Japan Sea can be seen. A red mark is Shirakawa-go.

Lower map:  it is viewing the yellow frame from north, by Google Earth.

The basin is sandwiched by two mountain ranges as much as 2,000m high, and heavy snow is brought from Japan Sea in winter.


上の地図: 上側が北で、日本海が見える。赤い点が白川郷

下の地図: 黄色い枠を北から見た。Google Earthによる



A sightseeing map and a full view of Shirakawa-go

< A sightseeing map and a full view of Shirakawa-go >

Old houses crowd in the small basin.

Many stores like old house are in line along both sides of a highway, and many tourists are enjoying…

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