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Shirakawa-go, Japan  

winds that blow from Siberia via the (relatively warm) Sea of Japan, creating clouds with plenty of moisture. When these clouds come in to greater heights of Japanese mountains, expel precipitations that have accumulated in the form of snow. The picturesque mountain village of Shirakawa-go – which literally means “village of White River White River Village” – every year recorded an average of 10.66 meters (415 inches) of snowfall, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The town became famous for the winter night illumination of historical houses covered with snow.

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