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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen

2499 Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 5769-6-1231
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2499 Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 5769-6-1231
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This UNESCO heritage site is nestled in a valley surrounded by beautiful greenery and streams of clear water. It's idyllic, peaceful and charming. To appreciate the uniqueness of these Gassho zukkuri houses... A bit of reading or a helpful guide would be useful. I recommend...More

Thank Abcde19
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Very unique place with superb view of snow covered mountains and Cherry Blossoms. Several unique shops

Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a very unique experience where you can view and enter some of the traditional houses in an open air museum concept. Very scenic with loads of photographic spots.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

On entering the village we felt transported back in time to the Edo period and saw what old rural farm life was like. This Unesco World Heritage Site (1995) has the largest concentration of gassho-zukuri buildings in Japan with more than 110 fine houses, some...More

1  Thank 1john316
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Visited with hubby as part of the Titan "Essence of Japan" tour. Unfortunately we visited on a very rainy day, but none the less we all enjoyed our visit to this UNESCO World Heritage site. The farm houses "Gassho-Zukuri" are referred to as "Praying Hands"...More

1  Thank Wasessa
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We took a bus there, and the view was just beautiful. It is an old style, unique house that was made to survive in the heavy snow fall area in Japan. Few houses are still occupied and being lived in, few are operated as a...More

Thank RomzSuzy
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you walk through Shirakawago and visit the houses in town you don't need to see these because they are the same style collected and transported here (from the region) - they say that craftsmen are displayibg their art and you can even participate but...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by how much snow was still present. This little gem of a " hideaway" is definitely worth our detour to Takayama. ( we were based in Nagoya) We took the Noshi Bus Tour in the morning. Most professionally run! Worth the...More

1  Thank ruiren
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Must place to go when you in japan. The scenery is amazing. The gassho house is authentic and unique. The oldest village in japan and listed under unesco. It's take 1hour from takayama. I recommend you join package with J-Hoppers hostel because you can go...More

1  Thank rezuana s
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It's like a fairytale land! Definately worth a visit! I was there but it was raining. The snow is thick,but still the scenery is mesmerising! The place is big, I would suggest you follow a local tour so that u can skip some queue and...More

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12 November 2015|
Response from Andika K |
Check this out (especially minute 3:10).. go to my youtube (Andika Kamal n Shirakawa-Go)