Shirakawago village, Japan ( UNESCO WHS )
Shirakawa is a village located in the northwest part of Ōno District, Gifu, in Gifu prefecture, Japan. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō , a small, traditional village showcasing a style of buildings called gasshō-zukuri.
As of September 2009, the village has an estimated population of 1,864 and a density of 5.23 persons per km². The total area is 356.55 km².
The village is located near Takayama, in Gifu. Together with Gokayama in Nanto, Toyama, it is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.
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