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Shirakawa-go’s pastoral scenery

photo: Nathan DePetris

Why was Shirakawa-go village recently inscribed as one of the country’s newest UNESCO World Heritage sites? The answer is simple: sprawling scenery evoking a romantic memory of Japan’s idyllic countryside down the centuries, lush landscapes, and a rich cultural heritage.

If You Go:

UNESCO Listing

Japan National Tourism Organization


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