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This is one of the better houses to visit, in my opinion. It is well-maintained and includes quite a few artifacts on several floors. You get a sense of life when these buildings were used a residences - and why no one lives in them...More
It is a free site though you pay a small amount to enter this, the oldest house which I highly recommend- it is deceptively spacious inside and has four open plan floors! There is a display of all sorts of old farming/living equipment and good...More
Relatively auththentic "Praying Hands" house. Cheap to enter, $4.50 us for adults and about $2 us for kids, prices change based on exchange rates, THEY ONLY TAKE YEN.
Make sure you go all the way to the top, check out the antique and vintage farm...More
Then entrance took 300 JPY for adult and 200 for kid (under 13). I was amazed to see that there were actually 4 floors in the house. It was great to learn the wisdom of ancient people and see how they utilize the space effectively....More
Brilliant display of old farming and domestic artefacts in a wonderfully preserved house, still owned by the original family. There were hundreds of very interesting tools, looms, farm machines etc. to view and we could have spent hours there.
Thank John D
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The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style