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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

2499 Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 5769-6-1231
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“open air museum” (15 reviews)
“the bus” (17 reviews)
“gassho zukuri” (10 reviews)
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2499 Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 5769-6-1231
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"open air museum"
in 15 reviews
"the bus"
in 17 reviews
"gassho zukuri"
in 10 reviews
"main village"
in 6 reviews
"largest concentration"
in 2 reviews
"end of march"
in 2 reviews
"head straight"
in 2 reviews
"hours wandering"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful greenery"
in 2 reviews
"first hand"
in 2 reviews
"fairytale land"
in 2 reviews
"bed and breakfast"
in 2 reviews
"incredible collection"
in 2 reviews
"winter wonderland"
in 6 reviews
"takayama train station"
in 2 reviews
"heaven on earth"
in 2 reviews
"unesco world heritage site"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a chance to go and visit , the houses are interesting but the setting between the mountains is beautiful. YI went in spring but the day we visited it snowed so the chery blossoms were covered in snow . The spectacle was...More

Thank Monica N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I caught the bus from Takayama which is about 50 minutes. The Shirakawa village is one of three villages which have a traditional Gassho style of building. Steep sided thatched roofs adorned wooden houses. The self guided walk wound the village is easily accomplished in...More

Thank Rick B
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

We went to this culture village after strolled around the small town. This village strategically located near the bus parking area. It was a surprise that this culture village is within a big compound, with several styles of traditional houses, landscapes and rest areas, having...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

What a nice surprise this village was! Even though this is a World Heritage Site, it is also a working village with a vibrant community. The wooden houses in the Gassho-style architecture are unique to this region and are built with steep thatched roofs that...More

Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

This small village of preserved farmhouses which is easily accessible from Kanazawa and Takayama was declared a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE in 1995. This largest concentration of gasso-zukuri buildings (thatched rooved farmhouses) are specially built houses of wood with sharply pitched rooves to allow the...More

Thank raymondmC6721ME
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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Highlight of my visit to Japan! We took the half day tour our hostel offered. ¥3900 after discount with an English speaking guide in the bus. The place is fantastic!!! A must-see when you’re here! Certainly hope to come here again. Won’t recommend the half-day...More

Thank 982petrinaj
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

This place is very magical, more magical than Disney for me. I went here in the fall, but I got a snowfall when I arrived. that's why I call this place so magical. Although I had to spend about 4 hours traveling to reach this...More

Thank dewi d
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

It's a nicely preserved open air museum where you can go into some of the old houses to see how they are built. Also because the rest of the village is run over with tourists, you get some peace and quiet here.

Thank PranavaB2014
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Our most memorable trips in Japan Last year we don't have luck to visit Shirakagawo due to the timing We visited Japan on December. This time was perfect, we visited on February end the weather was perfect for visit this dramatics mountains backgrounds villages It's...More

Thank Lina J
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

This is the highlight of my 4th trip to Japan. Coming from a tropical country, my trips to countries were always during Autumn so never had a chance to experience snow first hand until my visit to Shirakawago. I was curious why it was named...More

Thank Angelie Y
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Justine A
April 3, 2018|
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Response from Lesley P | Reviewed this property |
I went there on the 16 of november 2017.. so around 15-20ish should be good... around 23and up its covered with snow....
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jenn3380
January 17, 2018|
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Response from Shig31 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jenn, from the looks of it, you're staying about 1.5km from the train station. If you mean to say that you are living at the guest house but are going to Shirakawa-go for an overnight stay before returning to Takayama, it... More
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shuyen2017
January 13, 2018|
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Response from Mabel W | Reviewed this property |
Hi Shuyen, Personally, i think its too far to travel from Kyoto to Shirakawago. There is no direct transport. Via bullet train, you need to change from Kyoto to Takayama and then via bus to Shirakawago. Easily, 5 hours 1... More
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