The village of Shirakawa-go is nestled in an isolated valley near the foot of sacred Mt. Hakusan. Original culture sprung up there and people continue to live traditionally even today.
It is famous as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, and is a very popular tourist spot. You can see more than 80 houses of Gassho-zukuri (a wooden house with a steep rafter roof). A visit to Shirakawa-go is to encounter an old Japan that vanished long ago. There are no railroads and you can feel how remote and peaceful life is there.