Why the Gassho Houses of Japan are World Heritage Sites

One of the major reasons why seasoned travelers make their way to the Hida region of Japan using their rail pass is to visit the villages of Shirakawa-go and Ainokura. And if you’re wondering why these particular villages are so special and why they have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the answer lies [...]

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