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Address: 823-2 Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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A view back in time.

Relatively auththentic "Praying Hands" house. Cheap to enter, $4.50 us for adults and about $2 us for kids, prices change based on exchange rates, THEY ONLY TAKE YEN. Make... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2016
Matt R
Culpeper, Virginia
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

It is a free site though you pay a small amount to enter this, the oldest house which I highly recommend- it is deceptively spacious inside and has four open plan floors! There is a display of all sorts of old farming/living equipment and good views out of the top floor windows.

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Culpeper, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Relatively auththentic "Praying Hands" house. Cheap to enter, $4.50 us for adults and about $2 us for kids, prices change based on exchange rates, THEY ONLY TAKE YEN. Make sure you go all the way to the top, check out the antique and vintage farm items.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Then entrance took 300 JPY for adult and 200 for kid (under 13). I was amazed to see that there were actually 4 floors in the house. It was great to learn the wisdom of ancient people and see how they utilize the space effectively. If you come to the village and you have time, please do pay the house... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Great house, for years withstand snow storm, earthquake, typhoon. Interior is amazing, 5 level and no matter which level, in the center can always view the door entrance.

Thank Desapro
Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Brilliant display of old farming and domestic artefacts in a wonderfully preserved house, still owned by the original family. There were hundreds of very interesting tools, looms, farm machines etc. to view and we could have spent hours there.

Thank John D

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