The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are one of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The site is located in the Shirakawa river valley stretching across the border of Gifu and Toyama Prefectures in central Japan.
|Gasshō style roof binding|
|Pullys used to bind the roof|
|An Ocha-ya (geisha tea house) on the Shirakawa river in the Gion district of Kyoto.|
Directly before entering the Kamo River, it passes through the geisha district of Gion, where many traditional establishments, such as ocha-ya (geisha tea houses) and restaurants, line the river.