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Gokayama, Toyama, Japan (via: trekearth/ bukitgolfb301)

Honshu, Chūbū region, Toyama prefecture, Nanto city -Gokayama (五箇山), together with Shirakawa Village

Sunbathed village, Gokayama, Japan  This old and still self-sustaining village is located in a deep mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a  long period of time.

Travel Inspiration for Japan - Sunbathed village, Gokayama, Japan This old and still self-sustaining village is located in a deep mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time.

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Shirakawago & Gokayama: UNESCO World Heritage Villages

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Gokayama-Gasshozukuri Sounenji Temple, Japan

Sounenji is a gassho-zukuri temple in the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ainokura village in Gokayama, Japan by Skye Hohmann

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

Shirakawago & Gokayama: UNESCO World Heritage Villages

One of the best places to experience rural Japan is deep in the Japan Alps with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama.

The ofuro,or hot tub, at Wanosato in Japan's Snow Country

Visiting "The True Japan": A Quiet Escape to Snow Country

Visiting "The True Japan": A Quiet Escape to Gokayama and Shirakawa-go - Condé Nast Traveler Written by Pico Iyer Photography by Randy Harris January 2015

Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

The Shirakawa-go and neighboring Gokayama regions line the Shogawa River Valley in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old.

The Shirakawa-go and neighboring Gokayama regions line the Shogawa River Valley…