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The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style

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Address: Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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Private Custom Full-Day Tour of Shirakawa-go from Takayama
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Cold happy beautiful

Good place to see and picture. You can take a picture on 360 degree of village, nice people and good meat.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to see and picture. You can take a picture on 360 degree of village, nice people and good meat.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stopped by Shiragawa-go en route to Kanazawa from Takayama. A World Heritage Site, the village is famous for its farmhouses, which are built in a unique architectural style known as gassho (合掌). Perhaps because I have previously seen similar thatched houses in Miyama, Kyoto, Shiragawa-go did not appeal to me as much this time. I did read somewhere that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited in the afternoon in Feb. It was unfortunately raining hard but the village was still beautiful. I highly recommend to walk in small alleys to explore more quiet atmosphere in the village as many tourists visit every day. You can see inside the house of Wada family. You see how the house is put together.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After seeing photos of Shirakawa-go, i made a mental note to visit it the next time I'm in Japan. I chose to go during wintertime as it's the snow-scene etched in my mind that i wanted to see for real. I was a bit disappointed as it was snowing really hard on the day of our visit so the postcard-perfect... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtakingly beautiful! I just went this winter and it was like a dream. Thick snow with icicles pointing down from the ancient house's roof. Due to the cold, not much restaurants open, only street food vendors and some convenience stores are available. The village is approximately 45 mins to 1-hour exploring. I didn't go into some folk museums as it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this site during one of the light up nights. We made a mistake of arriving late in the afternoon since we want to maximize our time in Takayama. When we arrived, there were already tons of people. The town is pretty small but because this is becoming popular, a lot of tourists flock to this place especially during... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never been in so much snow, and it keeps coming down. A great UNESCO wooden village very afraid of fire. We visited when it was bucketing down, the river was flowing fast and we were all getting wet. But it was the best place ever.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there without any guide and enjoyed every moment there. It was great to walk around the beautiful historical houses for the day. Definitely recommend to go up to the observatory to check out the village from the top and walk down from there for approx 20mins to check out those houses after. We spent half a day and... More 

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Daejeon, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shrakawa is joyful place for one who loves Miyazaki Hayao's animation. At first glance you can see a bunch of Japanese traditional houses. It feels like you have seen it in an animated movie and will see anime characters living there. It’s fantastic. Houses are made out of wood and straw and have massive roof that the signature of this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent side trip just an hour away from Takayama. There are several gassho houses here that are also open for public (for a fee of course). Beautiful especially during winter as the snow makes the scenery even more magical.

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