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Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful trip. We stayed a night at 200 years history house called yi cha (一茶). We love this place so much. Early in the morning, there are fewer tourist, this is the best time to take photos. We strolling around, crossing the bridge and playing...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped at Shirakawa-go for a morning of exploring to break up the bus trip from Takayama to Kanazawa. Worth noting, the train line from Toyama to Takayama is currently out of service due to a landslide caused by recent Typhoons so...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a beautiful, unique village to visit. I think I was lucky that I visited the village during a quitter time of year.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A charming village set in a beautiful valley. It's good to climb up the hill and take photos from above.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bus from Takayama stops here and we spent 3 hours before carrying on to Kanazawa. Unfortunately it was pouring with rain so it wasn’t the greatest fun. After a noodle lunch the rain eased off enough to walk around but we didn’t go to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to disagree with the raves, its is very touristy, crowded and you have to pay to go into the buildings and the shrine. Average is 300 yen per admission, You can visit one and get the feel for all of them. The shops...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It‘s remote but easy to get to by bus from Takayama. We payed 40€ for a to two way ticket. We spend about 3-4h there. The buildings are very old but well preserved. Some of them have museums in them. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shirakawa-go deserved to be UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its ability to maintain the authentic and life tradition in the Central Japan region. The original Gassho style house remain intact for hundreds year. People is keeping their tradition and way of life. The visit...More

Thank ucartech
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first read about The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go when researching places to visit while in Japan. Shirakawa-go is a designated UNESCO World Heritage and a must see if you are in the Takayama area or a stop on the bus journey between Takayama and...More

Thank inger_ted
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you should visit the iconic houses of shirakawago during winter. visit the river and the onsen. get to higher area to sea the village.

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Tickletina
September 14, 2018|
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Response from SusanRead | Reviewed this property |
The shops start closing as soon as the tourist buses leave around 3.30. A few remain open for the people staying overnight but you will be lucky to find much because their main “market” has departed.
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Tickletina
September 14, 2018|
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Response from CrazyBun | Reviewed this property |
If you're staying inside the Gassho, I think not many shops available except for the In-house restaurant. Is a very small town and limited mode of transportation. The road only open for the public to drive in after 5 pm... More
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Kevin P
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Hitchcock2 | Reviewed this property |
Cannot help, we were on a guided tour with a bus...sorry
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