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Gokayama and Shirakawa-gō 五箇山と白川郷

In the mountainous Shōkawa Valley (庄川) region along the borders of Gifu and Toyama prefectures, these two areas are famous for their thatched-roof, 'gasshō-zukuri' ("hands-in-prayer") farmhouses
A-frame house at Ainokura's entrance
A-frame house at Ainokura's entrance
Farmhouse and kura in the center
Farmhouse and kura in the center
Set of gasshō-zukuri
Set of gasshō-zukuri
Hanging out the wash
Hanging out the wash
Top floor interior of a museum house
Top floor interior of a museum house
Roadside flowers
Roadside flowers
Overview of Ainokura village
Overview of Ainokura village
Modest family's farmhouse
Modest family's farmhouse
Old woman picking adzuki beans
Old woman picking adzuki beans
Clouds set in over the village
Clouds set in over the village
Small shrine in Ainokura
Small shrine in Ainokura
Shō-kawa and distant set of gasshō-zukuri
Shō-kawa and distant set of gasshō-zukuri
Farmhouses and fields in central Ogimachi
Farmhouses and fields in central Ogimachi
Myōzen-ji - a temple in thatched roof style
Myōzen-ji - a temple in thatched roof style
Gasshō-zukuri housing a souvenir shop
Gasshō-zukuri housing a souvenir shop
'Nagase' museum house
'Nagase' museum house
'Kanda' museum house
'Kanda' museum house
View over Ogimachi from Shiroyama Tenbōdai
View over Ogimachi from Shiroyama Tenbōdai
Closer overview of central Ogimachi
Closer overview of central Ogimachi
Flowers beside a farmhouse
Flowers beside a farmhouse