thatched roof

The image of houses with thatched roofs in Shirakawago Village, Ishikawa Prefecture became a representative example of Japanese good old traditional life especially after UNESCO added it to the World Heritage List. Construction details of traditional houses are all different, but houses in Shirakawago Villege have adopted an A-framed roof called Gassho-Zukuri. The roof's main feature is its heavy slope. Huts and cottages with thached roofs are available as Bed and Breakfasts in Shirakawago Villege. The cost is about 10,000-20,000 yen per night.