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Japanese countryside village with rice fields and straw farmhouses

Gokayama, Toyama, Japan

 

This old and still self-sustaining village is located in a deep mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time.

Gokayama has become a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1995 together with Shirakawago.

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Taken on September 5, 2009