Shirakawa-go has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its gassho-zukuri houses. smile emoticon It takes three hours to get there from Nagoya by expressway bus, and it’s 50 minutes from Takayama by shuttle bus.
Each year, the village organizes light-up event to attract tourists. like emoticon The time schedule for the light-up event of 2015 is as follows (17:30 - 19:30): the 17th, 24th, 25th, and 31st of January, and the 1st, 7th, and 14th of February.
Photos & report by Lihua Zhao
* 30 JTNC Travel Reporters are currently reporting from Central Japan.