IN PICS: This Japanese village looks like Narnia and you need to visit

Nestled in the Japanese alps is this picture-perfect town Shirakawa-go that looks like Narnia in real life. 

The small town is situated in the Gifu Prefecture in central Japan, and was recognised by the UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site back in 1995. 

Just look at this! Photo: Connected to India
Just look at this! Photo: Connected to India

Gassho-zukuri style housing is iconic of the region. You would notice that the straw roof tops are steep and look like, as the name literally means, "praying hands". The harsh and unforgiving winters bring in heavy snowfalls, and the angled roofs help prevent the snow from piling up. 

If you need ideas for your next holiday destination, let us convince you. Here's how Shirakawa-go looks like during the transition from autumn to winter: 

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When autumn meets winter. Photo: Connected to India
The light-filled nooks are a beauty. Photo: Connected to India
The light-filled nooks are a beauty. Photo: Connected to India
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