Shirakawa is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō, a small, traditional village showcasing a building style known as gasshō-zukuri.
As of July 2011, the village has an estimated population of 1,734.
Together with Gokayama in Nanto, Toyama, it is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Shirakawa in Japan.
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