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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

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2499 Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 5769-6-1231
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Walk across the suspension bridge to a snowglobe world of gingerbread houses and stunning snowcapped mountains. KAWAII ! This UNESCO world heritage site since 1995 attracts many visitors from all over the world. The famed traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses (See my THE HISTORICAL VILLAGE OF SHIRAKAWAGO...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the beautiful snow capped farm houses at Shirakawago in January. It was a 2.5 hours journey by JR train from Nagoya to Takayama (covered by JR Pass), followed by a 50 minutes bus ride from Takayama to Shirakawago. It was all worth the long...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must come at least once in a lifetime... especially winter scene... beautiful. Two hours definitely isn't enough.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 197weilinh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we plan to taste a snowy weather and thats absolutely what we got. I feel like a local, walking around and take pictures everywhere. good one!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ms_Assaf
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Shirakawago is a magnificent UNESCO site to visit in Central Japan. A group of 10 friends traveled in 2 rented cars From Nagoya, we traveled to visited the few sites of these traditional villages. Personally I preferred Gossano Village - not so commercialised & much...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We went to Shirakawago yesterday, Jan. 06,2019 with my parents and aunt who are all first-timers here in Japan. It was snowing and really cold but the scenic view is so overwhelming that you will forget all about the coldness and all you can think...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We rented a car with a driver for the day and went from Kanazawa to the little town of Shirakawa Go. It is amazing and even if it’s a bit out of the way and difficult to get to it’s SO worth the effort. Just...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bakeasaurus
Reviewed January 2, 2019

If you are there and have extra time to spare (like 1 to 2 hours) and have not been to any of the other recommended houses in Shirikawago, then yes it is like going to this one museum might have been enough to cover the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AllOverTravel
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Our tour took us to this beautiful place, the weather is so cooling and this place is so peaceful. Enjoy walking around and seeing the scenic view 💗

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank U5223OWcatherinel
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

My dearest wish came true! This place is simply beautiful. Even the drain water is clear, sometimes with fishes. Love the people too. Toured and had wonderful meals here but we moved to next village, Ainokura, to experience an overnight in a Gassho. Shirakawago must...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Neni M
November 5, 2018|
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Response from leaudissey486 | Reviewed this property |
Sure, you can stay there. There are many Guest house or Homestay in Shirakawago. You can check on Booking or Agoda and also Trip advisor. I recommend Shiroyamakan (城山館 白川郷). It got 9.6 points in booking but you can check it... More
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....
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