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World Heritage / Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Criteria: (iv) (v) | Date of Inscription: 1995 | Location: Gifu and Toyama Prefectures | Justification for Inscription

UNESCO

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Map
Map of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Address
Ogimachi Village: Shirakawa-Mura, Ono-gun, Gifu Prefecture
Ainokura Village: Taira-mura, Higashi-tonami-gun, Toyama Prefecture
Suganuma Village: Kamitaira-mura, Higashi-tonami-gun, Toyama Prefecture

By Train
From JR Tokyo Station to JR Nagoya Station: 2h by bullet train. JR Nagoya Station to Ogimachi Gassho-zukuri village: 4h by bus

MODEL PLAN
Day1
Sightseeing of Takayama, (visit Old houses, Takayama festival floats exhibition hall, etc) Overnight at Takayama

Day2
Visit Takayama morning market. Return trip to Shirakawago by bus from Takayama. Overnight at Takayama

Day3
Train to Kanazawa (90 min by JR limited express) Visit Nagamachi Buke Yashiki, Kenrokuen Park, Seisokaku, etc.

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