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Uploaded on Feb 26, 2011
Shirakawa-go (白川郷) is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the remote north of Gifu Prefecture in the centre of Japan. The village of Ogimachi seen here has many thatched buildings built using the gassho (praying hands) style of architecture. The village is located in a valley surrounded by forested mountains and attracts hundreds of tourists each day. http://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-cit...