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The four floors provided a great idea of the house design

This was a really worthwhile house to visit as climbing the 4 floors allowed us to see the house... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
James C
A well preserved grass roof house that has been in the same family for generations.

If you want to see how one lives inside the grass roof houses, the Kanda is a well-presented... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2018
Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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796 Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one to skip, despite the free green tea. Inside there is little to see, with a wood fire burning in the middle of the bottom floor. Needless to say that the smoke fills the entire house, it is not that you need a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FrankNamibia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glimpse of life in the Shirakawa-go village! Hard to imagine living in the house on a snowy, icy, cold day. Make sure to climb the steep stair case and explore all four floors.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cavydad
Reviewed February 12, 2019

It was great seeing how Japan, particularly the people of Shirakawa-go lived a hundred or so years ago through Kanda House. It's still descendants of the Kanda family who are taking care of the house and they also serve freshly brewed tea to guests. At...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank celinefeline
Reviewed January 9, 2019

had the chance to move around the place while viewing the gasshos in Shirakawaga. It's one of the culturally-rich habitues in the place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Inecita C
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Kanda House is part of the Shirakawa-go village. Get the map from information counter & it can explore by walking from Shirakawa-go bus station. Suggested to bring umbrella as there is limited shelter.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KianKhiang
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended to see Kanda House in front of all other Village houses. There are several open for visiting in the Village, but Kanda is the largest, and has 4 accessible floors. It also had a viewable gunpowder pit, where primitive gunpowder was made...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 66grahamh
Reviewed June 20, 2018

This was a really worthwhile house to visit as climbing the 4 floors allowed us to see the house design and building up close as well as see the many traditional house hold items on display. You also find out how smokey the building is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed June 14, 2018

It only cost 3 bucks so it's not that much. There's a couple of agriculture instrument and some other tools. It's fun to see and feel the inside of these traditional houses. It was so hot outside but they still have to make a fire...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jeanfran_oist800
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

If you want to see how one lives inside the grass roof houses, the Kanda is a well-presented example. You can climb the stairs all the way up to the gable with each floor having a variety of old agricultural tools. In the ground floor...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HarryR140
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Unique experience. 4 storey house! Wonderfully preserved. Free flow green tea - do try!! Don’t forget to look out the windows when you’re in the higher floors.

Date of experience: May 2018
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