The team spent a few hours in Shirakawago Old Village yesterday. Shirakawago is one of 18 Japan UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan.
Spreading along a small River Sho in the deep mountains in Gifu prefecture, Shirakawago is a histroic village, where unique traditional farmhouses survice. Built in the architectural style called "Gassho-zukuri", these houses are characterised by steep-pitched thatched roofs, which are designed to shed heavy snow in this region.
Designated as a World Heritage site in 1995, the village is an outstanding example of a traditional way of life perfectly adapted to the cold environment. Originally those thatched-roof-houses had been used for making sericulture in this farming village in olden days.
You may enjoy such a country-side atmosphere surrounding a lot of natures like mountains, rice fields, forests and a small river. It is nice to be there in spring for cherry blossom, in autumn for autumn leave change and in winter for all snowing decoration.