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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
* Admission Reception is 20 minutes the end of the performance

Review of Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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Reviewed:2020/02/12 Visited during the Illumination Night
Visited Shirakawa-go during the wintee illumination night last Jan 26. Unfortunately, there was no snow. Lots of tourists during that time. The place was still nice, but I think it will be more...
Reviewed:2020/01/11 Open Air Museum with Entrance of 600 yen per person
We came to Shirakawa-Go on January 4 but there was little snow. We came as part of a Day Tour with Yokoso Japan and was given 2 hours of free time. During our time there, we did go into the Open...
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...

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Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 2499 [map]
[Mar.--Nov.] 8:40-17:00
[Dec.--Feb.] 9:00-16:00
* Admission Reception is 20 minutes the end of the performance
[Apr.--Nov.] Open everyday
[Dec.--Mar.] Thursday (previous Sunday for Public holidays)
[Admission fee]
[Adult] 600yen
[Children] 400yen
Parking Lot
Not available (use the village-run Seseragi Park parking lot)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Gifu Areas


          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.