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Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum野外博物館合掌造り民家園

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Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum is an open-air museum that was created by relocating traditional Gasshozukuri-style farmhouses that were no longer in use as residences from Shirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture. There are a total of 26 Gasshozukuri farmhouses, of which nine have been designated by Gifu Prefecture as Important Cultural Properties; the Museum brings alive the lifestyle of days gone by. Within the Museum grounds there is a restaurant selling hand-made Soba noodles, and a shop selling confectionery, making the Museum a great place for a relaxing stroll. Between mid-April and the end of October the Museum holds a range of special experiential activities, where visitors can try their hand at making Warazori (traditional straw sandals), making Soba noodles, etc. (please note that advance booking is required for these activities).


Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 2499 (ShirakawagoArea)

phone 0576961231

[Mar.-Nov.] 8:40-17:00
[Dec.-Feb.] 9:00-16:00 * AdmissionReception until 20 minutes

Review of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/01/02 Fantastic
Not to be missed, only regret is that we did not stay back there for the night. We did a day trip by Nohi bus on our way from Kanazawa to Takayama. We took the first bus out from Kanazawa, deposited...
Reviewed:2019/12/05 Stunning place - make time to go there!!
We visited Nagase and Wada houses — you can visit Wada house, it’s the nearest to viewpoint hill so you can visit it before/after. We paid 300yen per person to visit the house. The Wada house was...
Reviewed:2019/11/23 Beautiful Historical Site Worth Detour
Visited the Unesco site in spring time by driving of 45mins from Takayama.

We arrived at 5pm when the tourist groups departed and the valley was just pristine. The typical triangular thatchet...

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Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 2499 [ map ]
[Mar.-Nov.] 8:40-17:00
[Dec.-Feb.] 9:00-16:00 * AdmissionReception until 20 minutes
[Apr.-Nov.] open everyday
[Dec.-Mar.] Thursday (Previous Sunday for Public holiday)
[Admission fee]Adults600yen, Children400yen
Parking Lot
Not available (use the village-run murmuring park parking lot)
Credit Card
Not available

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          Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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