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Shirakawa Village白川郷合掌造り集落

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Historical Monument

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
place

8:00-17:00

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

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
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...
Reviewed:2020/02/14 Beautiful Historical Houses
Shirakawago was probably the reason for my visit to Japan in end December as I was hoping to see the famous winter wonderland. Unfortunately, there werent enough snow at the point of arrival...
Reviewed:2020/02/08 Timing Could Have Been Better
We booked a light-up bus tour on February 2. My friends were disappointed that it wasnt snowing. Without snow, it probably would be better to come in spring. Also, we think that the light-up would...

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Address
Gifu Ono-gun Shirakawamura Ogimachi [ map ]
Area
ShirakawagoArea
Phone
0576961013
Hours
8:00-17:00
Closed
Free to visit
Fees
Admission fee required for tour facility
Parking fee Friday Regular car 1,000yen, Large 3,000yen
Parking Lot
Available(About200spaces)
*Seseroji Park Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Others (specified location only)
Wi-Fi
Available
Vegetarian Menu
Available (available only 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

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.