Summer should be a great time to visit this historic ancient landmark of the Shirakawago..
The trend of blooming flower expands in summer highlighting various flowers on the grounds of Shirakawago. Picturesque landscapes of the Shogawa river valley, rice fields, and village houses along with mountains slopes make the village pretty unique destination to travel to.
The traditional Gassho Style architecture or so called houses with thatched roofs. Currently, 114 gassho style buildings in Shirakawago can be found though it is said that once there were approximately 300 such kind of houses. Most of the remaining houses are more than 200 years old which were built between the end of the Edo period and until the Meiji period.
The village of Shirakawago is located at the foot of Mt. Haku-san and lies in the mountains of Gifu prefecture in central japan. This small village is surrounded by forested mountains. Near the village a beautiful river runs through it.
The cosmos were blooming around rice field before becoming golden color, the contrast of it with the clear blue of the sky is so beautiful, while I missed the summer's leaving.