The best place to enjoy a relaxing retreat in Japan is the ancient village of Shirakawa-go. This remote village is situated in the mountainous area. The site is surrounded by soaring mountains that protect it from wind and other vagaries of nature. One of the main features of the ancient village are small houses of local residents with unique gabled roofs. This form of the roof is not accidental. In winter the valley is full of snow, and only the roof of this form can withstand the long-time snowfall.
Over the years, the village has being completely cut off from civilization in winter. Even now it's not easy to reach it in cold months. The old village has its unique national tradition. For hundreds of years, its inhabitants were engaged in cultivation of silkworms and producing fabrics. Silkworm is bred just at home. Virtually all the houses of the village are small factories.
The lifestyle in the village of Shirakawa-go has remained unchanged over the years. Not so long ago, the village was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A couple of decades ago, almost no one knew about the existence of the old Japanese village that was founded in the 12th century. Now, the place is regularly visited by tourists who want to enjoy the unique architecture and observe the measured way of life of the indigenous population. There are many amazing natural attractions in the immediate vicinity of the village. Those include centuries-old forests with rare trees and plants. Next - Morro de Sao Paulo
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