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Wada House (和田家)


Historical Monument

Wada House is an example of a Shirakawa town thatched-roof ridgepole Gassho style house. It is the largest Gassho style house remaining in Shirakawa Village, and the house has a frontage of 25.48 meters and a depth of 12.74 meters. The current state of preservation of the gardens, hedges, rural district and waterways is also good and it looks beautiful. Although it is currently being used as a dwelling, you can take a tour of the house’s interior, and a fire is always set in the irori fire pit all year round, so you will also be able to make yourself at home around the irori fire pit. In 1995, the house was designated as a Cultural Property of Japan.


Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 997 (ShirakawagoArea)

phone 0576961058


Review of Wada House

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Reviewed:2019/12/19 Interesting building to understand the buildings in Shirakawa-go
We visited Wada house in Shirakawa-go; which is close to the bus terminal and the bottom of the pedestrian ramp leading to the observation deck. There is a short 3 min video which summarises the...
Reviewed:2019/12/11 Well Preserved House
Wada is one of the most prominent house in the village. We walk on 1st and second floor which is about 15 min because most of the display is in Japanese. There is one small Video in English about 5...
Reviewed:2019/11/30 One of the nice places in Shirawada
In the nice historical village of shirakawa you can get in to some houses. Wada hose is one of them and it is interesting to get in and to see the large house.

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Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 997 [map]
Irregular holidays
[Admission fee]Adults300yen, Elementary School Students150yen
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Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of June 8, 2020)
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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.