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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

2499 Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 5769-6-1231
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  • Average8%
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“open air museum” (13 reviews)
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2499 Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 5769-6-1231
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Entrance costs 600 yen for adults, while children pay a cheaper rate. Exhibits (excluding the toilets) require you to take off your shoes and wear slippers. Please follow the rules. This replication of what the village looked like in ages past. There are many huts...More

Thank Shig31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its interesting to see the cultural homes, some are still be used by the locals. They have a great sake ice cream.. need to come if have time..

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is an active city with people living in the houses and driving around. One house is open for visitors. It is interesting to see the construction. There were also some new roofs to compare to old ones in the village. It would have been...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

About 2 hours drive from the historic city Kanazawa, is a small village called Shirakawa. This is a UNESCO declared heritage and certainly a worth visitas it takes you back into history. This gassho a house where a family lives and works, is impressively maintained...More

Thank RajeevNagpal
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Yes it's pretty and the weather has let us down, however, for us it was not worth the overnight stay

Thank JanelleandGraham
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Walking around it was hard to believe that we were just a few hours away from one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world.

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This UNESCO heritage site is nestled in a valley surrounded by beautiful greenery and streams of clear water. It's idyllic, peaceful and charming. To appreciate the uniqueness of these Gassho zukkuri houses... A bit of reading or a helpful guide would be useful. I recommend...More

Thank Abcde19
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Very unique place with superb view of snow covered mountains and Cherry Blossoms. Several unique shops

Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a very unique experience where you can view and enter some of the traditional houses in an open air museum concept. Very scenic with loads of photographic spots.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

On entering the village we felt transported back in time to the Edo period and saw what old rural farm life was like. This Unesco World Heritage Site (1995) has the largest concentration of gassho-zukuri buildings in Japan with more than 110 fine houses, some...More

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14 December 2017|
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Response from JanelleandGraham | Reviewed this property |
I’m afraid I can’t help on this one. There was not a lightup the time we were there. The only “tour” I was aware of was a short bus trip from the village centre to the top of the hill which overlooks the village and offers a... More
12 November 2015|
Response from Andika K |
Check this out (especially minute 3:10).. go to my youtube (Andika Kamal n Shirakawa-Go)