Japanese traditional wooden houses, "Gassho zukuri," are lit up in the snow-covered village of Shirakawa in Gifu prefecture, central Japan, on Jan. Gassho zukuri villages were listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO in The village will be illum
白川郷 岐阜 Sirakawa Gifu Olympus digital camera Tatuya SSS
Shirakawa, Gifu village in Japan. Known for being the site of Shirakawa-go traditional village showcasing a building style known as gassho-zukuri. Click through to see 25 more of the most beautiful villages in the world!