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The village of Shirakawa-go blanketed in snow

 
 

Explore the snow-blanketed landscapes of Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Gifu Prefecture that is renowned for its ancient gassho-zukuri farmhouses. Their name translates as “constructed like hands in prayer”, referring to their steeply thatched roofs that resemble a Buddhist monk’s hands pressed together in prayer.