Shirakawa-go Farmhouses at Winter

Deep in the valley of Northern Japan Alps lies this mountain village where farmhouses have equilateral triangle thatched roof. This traditional house design known as gassho-style allows snow to slide off easily from the roof.

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To access the Shirakawa-go village is to cross this footbridge

 

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Gassho-style farmhouse

 

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Winter is so beautiful in this village

 

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