Shirakawa-go Gassho-zukuri Village

Traditional Streets/Houses
The Gassho-Zukuri Village of Ogimachi, Shirakawa-go in Gifu Prefecture was registered as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1995. Of the three villages registered as the World Heritage Site, this is the largest, with 59 buildings featuring Gassho-zukuri roofs. There is plenty worth getting a look at, from the castle tower observation deck as an absolutely perfect viewpoint of Shirakawa-go to the Wada house, which is a Nationally-Designated Important Cultural Property, the Nagase house, which features one of the largest Gassho-style roofs in the village, a rare Gassho-style temple, and Myozenji Museum. There are also numerous souvenir shops and restaurants.

Spot details

Gifu Ono-gun Shirakawamura Ogimachi
open everyday
Admission fee for tour facility required
Parking Lot
Available (About200spaces) * Seserogi Park Parking Lot [Parking Fee Friday] [Standard size] 1,000yen [Large-sized vehicles] 3,000yen
Credit Card
Not available
Other (specified location only)
Vegetarian Menu
Available (Available only available at some stores)
English Menu
Temporary suspension of operations:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 18, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
120 minutes or more

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • A must see
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.02.25
    I finally fulfilled a desire to visit here in the snowy winter. It was great. Due to Covid buses are reduced so double check your schedule. Nothing from Toyama but Takaoka and Takayama is ok.
  • Definitely worth the visit
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.09.11
    Luckily the place wasnt so crowded when I went there (ironically, thanks to COVID-19) but the weather was very unstable, thanks to an oncoming typhoon. The traditional thatched roof houses were...
  • Excellent Village
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.03.02
    This place is really popular, so better book in advance. I booked bus ticket to shirakawa day - 1 and cant get the good schedule (only 1.5 hours duration in shirakawa). Based on 1.5 hours...

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