The UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawa-go is now famous among visitors to Japan for its perfectly preserved depiction of the architecture and lifestyles of the Japanese people who inhabited the mostly unexplored depths of the mountains in the Hida region. Visitors can spend an entire day exploring this village, shopping for traditional crafts, dining on local mountain style cuisine, or even spending a night or two at one of the several inns.
The iconic A-frame thatched roof houses of the entire village are best surveyed from the hillside at the edge of the village at the Ogi-machi Castle Ruins Observation Area. From this scenic spot, you'll have the best overall view of the main street of the village and the wild Sho River running beside it.
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