Wada House

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.

Spot details

Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 997
Irregular holidays
[Admission fee] [Adult] 300yen [Elementary school students] 150yen
Parking Lot
Not available * Please use the public parking lot
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Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of June 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Pet friendly
Possible (small and medium size is OK)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • nice Gassho house
    5.0 Reviewed:2022.05.07
    you can learn a little bit of history about Gassho architecture and the last head of the Wada family, who was the mayor of Ogimachi also for a few terms, while visiting this house.
  • Visit this house last
    3.0 Reviewed:2021.02.25
    My least favorite of the 3 houses to visit. Be sure to read the information on the table near the entrance to learn about making Enshou.
  • Interesting building to understand the buildings in Shirakawa-go
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.12.19
    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...

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