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Shirakawa-go Gassho-zukuri Village (白川郷合掌造り集落)

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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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Gifu Ono-gun Shirakawamura Ogimachi (ShirakawagoArea)

phone 0576961013
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8:00-17:00

Review of The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2021/02/25 A must see
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.
Reviewed:2020/09/11 Definitely worth the visit
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...
Reviewed:2020/03/02 Excellent Village
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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Address
Gifu Ono-gun Shirakawamura Ogimachi [map]
Area
ShirakawagoArea
Phone
0576961013
Hours
8:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
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
Smoking
Other (specified location only)
Wi-Fi
Available
Vegetarian Menu
Available (Available only available at some stores)
English Menu
Available
Note
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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          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.