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.

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Update date:2024.06.16

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※Village parking lot operating hours
open everyday
Admission fees are required for the facilities you visit. Park your car in the designated parking lot and tour the area on foot (1,000 yen for a regular car).
Parking Lot
Available(CarsAbout200spaces, Large-sized vehiclesAbout40spaces)
※Seserogi Park parking lot

[Parking fee Friday]
[Large-sized vehicles]3,000yen
Credit Card
Not available
Available (specified locations only)
Vegetarian Menu
Available (Available only at some stores)
English Menu
Tourist vehicles are not allowed inside the Shirakawago Gassho-zukuri village.
Estimated stay time
120 minutes or more

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.02.21
    My visit to Shirakawa Village in October was truly enjoyable. As someone who appreciates peaceful experiences, I found it to be a serene getaway. I would definitely suggest it to others who are...
  • Like a fairy tale scenery
    5.0 Reviewed : 2024.01.20
    A place that looks straight out of a fairy tale. It’s simply stunning and breathtaking. The snow scene in winter (especially night view) is the most famous. Unfortunately, the snow was half gone...
  • Beautiful place to visit
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.11.07
    I took the Nohi highway bus from Toyama (Bay #1 at Toyama Station South Exit). Tickets can be purchased online one month in advance. The fare is 2400 yen one way. There are no round trip tickets...

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