Dazzling photography in Shirakawa-go at night, a UNESCO World Heritage site
In the Chūbu region (the Japanese 中部地方 translates literally to “central region”) is the small village village of Shirakawa-go. Located in a remote and mountainous area of Gifu Prefecture (near the Nakasendo and historic villages like Narai-juku of neighbouring Nagano Prefecture), the village is most famous for its minka (house of the common people) triangle shaped houses.
Shirakawa-go at night
Today’s Mainichi Photo of Shirakawa-go at night is from Japanese photographer Miyamoto, and was taken in the winter of late January 2014.
Being such a mountainous region, it snows every year. The 1998 Winter Olympics were held nearby, and there are many popular ski resorts in this area of central Japan.