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Shirakawa-go (白川郷)

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A village located in Ogi-machi, Shirakawa Village, Ono County, Gifu Prefecture where many old-fashioned “gassho-zukuri” style homes, distinguished by their steep thatched roofs, can still be found. Still used as living spaces today, this rare collection of buildings has been designated a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the picturesque scenery of these traditional homes backed by mountains in the distance, visitors can catch a glimpse of the lifestyle and ingenious measures of a Japanese mountain village living in harmony with nature. There are also numerous souvenir shops and restaurants, and this popular destination is visited by great numbers of people from around the country and the world.

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Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi (ShirakawagoArea)

phone 0576961013
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8:00-17:00 * Event Sunday etc. is Subject to change

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Address
Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi [map]
Area
ShirakawagoArea
Phone
0576961013
Hours
8:00-17:00 * Event Sunday etc. is Subject to change
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Depending on the facility
Parking Lot
Available (About200spaces) * Seseragi Park Parking Lot (When crowded is a temporary parking lot Available)
Credit Card
Available (each Depending on the facility)
Smoking
Available (only where there is an ashtray in the village)
Wi-Fi
Available(SHIRAKAWA-goFreeWi-Fi)
Note
[General Incorporated Association Shirakawa-go Tourist Association] 05769-6-1013 (9:00-17:00)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Consult each store
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
120 minutes or more
Wheelchair accessible
Not possible (consult each store)
Infant friendly
Not possible (consult each store)
Pet friendly
Not possible (consult each store)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.