A compact hill village with a nucleated centre lies at 560 m a.s.l. in a sunny location at the foot of the Straža hill (630 m a.s.l.). Based on the origin of its name, one can assume that a maple forest once dominated here. There are many forested areas here even today, and the extracted arable land and meadows resulted from the efforts of several generations of people from Javorje. Farming and craftwork were the prevailing activities even before World War II. Farmers would grow buckwheat, wheat, barley, flax and vines. As far as fruit is concerned, apples, pears and plums were mostly grown. They used apples to produce fruit brandy, and plums and pears for spirit production. Today, intensive arable livestock farming prevails.

Church of the Assumption of Mary

The Baroque Church of the Assumption of Mary was consecrated in 1726 and has been the Javorje parish seat since 1876. People say that a chapel with an altar of the Immaculate Conception was first built here.

Medicinal Grove Javorje

The Javorje Energy and Learning Trail – Medicinal Grove Javorje is located on Gradišče hill, which was the home of a Celtic tribe in the 3rd century BC. The positive energy fields here are marked with seven energetic spots that visitors can walk on.

Two bunkers

Bunkers from the World War II are a reminder of times when a delimitation line ran through here, dividing Slovenia into German and Italian territory. As a consequence, the villagers themselves had to pull down several buildings in 1942, even including the succursal of St. Rok on Felič peak.