Sightseeing

World Heritage Area

Last updated August. 28, 2014

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go – Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style

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*The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go – Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style
The many traditional Gassho Style houses have been designated as World Heritage.
The scene of 114 houses with thatched roofs in the Gassho-style remind us of ancient Japan.
Ogimachi-Jyoshi (the observation platform) commands a wonderful panorama of this village.
Shirakawa Village office +81-5769-6-1311(Only Japanese)

The Wada House

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*The Wada House
Built in the mid to late Edo Period(around 1800A.D.), this well-preserved house is the largest remaining Gassho style house in Shirakawa-go. Documents and licenses 114 the possession of the family show that the wada house used to take important role in the village(such as mayor, distributor of product made in the village)
Open: 9:00-17:00
Closed: No scheduled holidays
Admission fee adult ¥300-, child ¥150-
+81-5769-6-1058(Only Japanese)

Outdoor Museum Gassho Folk Museum

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*Outdoor Museum Gassho Folk Museum
This open-air museum includes many Gassho style houses transferred from Kazura Area, Shirakawa Village and restored here.
You can enjoy the life which the people used to spend a long time ago.
“Soba-dojyo” is near here ,where you can also experience making Soba (buckwheat noodles).(Advanced booking is needed)
Open: 8:40-17:00(From March to November)
   9:00-16:00(From December to February)
Closed: Always open.(From March to November)
    Every Thursday(the day before if a public holiday falls on Thursday) (From December to February)
Admission fee adult ¥600-, child ¥400-
+81-5769-6-1231(Only Japanese)

Myozenji Temple Museum

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*Myozenji Temple Museum
The Shoro-mon gate was built in Tendai Sect style. The “Kuri” or the living quarters of the temple was constructed about 230 years ago and is unique because of its thatched roof.
A lot of important materials are on display and preserved inside.
Open: 8:30-17:00(From April to November)
   9:00-16:00(From December to March)
Admission fee adult ¥300-, child ¥100-
+81-5769-6-1009(Only Japanese)

The Nagase House

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*The Nagase House
The Family whose pedigree continued for 250 years, and because the family practiced medicine from the first to third generation, there are many medical instruments remaining from the Edo Period. It is a Gassho-style house standing five stories high. A pillar that is 11 meters long(rafter) supports the huge sloping roof from the ground to the top to shape large roof.
Open: 9:00-17:00
Closed: No scheduled holidays
Admission fee adult ¥300-, child ¥150-
+81-5769-6-1047(Only Japanese)

The Kanda House

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*The Kanda House
The branch of the Wada clan established their house here and built up a sake brewing business. This is a high-quality Gassho-style house with its steep rafters, where delicate carpentry work can be seen,and a truly advanced room layout.
Open: 9:00-17:00
Closed: No scheduled holidays
Admission fee adult ¥300-, child ¥150-
+81-5769-6-1072(Only Japanese)

Doburoku Matsuri Festival Hall

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*Doburoku Matsuri Festival Hall
The Doburoku Matsuri Festival Hall is located on the site of the Shirakawa-hachiman Shrine. Visitors can learn about the Doburoku Matsuri Festival and can get a free taste of doburoku sake.
Open: 9:00-17:00
Closed: From December to March.
Admission fee adult ¥300-, child ¥100-
+81-5769-6-1655(Only Japanese)

Local Industry Studio(Ji Ba)

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*Local Industry Studio(Ji Ba)
This is the studio where produce and sell old house hold goods and toys. These goods have been produced by Grandfather and Grandmother (“JiBa”) with traditional techniques.
Old wisdom developed to survive in such harsh environment shaped those house hold goods. It is ideal for souvenir.

Open: 8:30-17:00
Closed: Every Monday
+81-5769-6-1330(Only Japanese)

Zin HOMURA Art Museum

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*Zin HOMURA Art Museum
This museum displays the art work of local artist, Zin Homura.
Mr. Homura lived in Gassho-style house in Kidani Area, Shirakawa Village and uses its large space as Atelier display over 50 unique paintings.
Admission fee adult ¥300-, child ¥200-
Open: 9:00-17:00
Closed: From December to March.
+81-5769-6-1967(Only Japanese)

Travelers Plaza

Travelers Plaza

*Michi no Eki(Travelers Plaza) Shirakawa-go
In Gassho Museum you can find how Gassho-zukuri houses are made at a glance .
Toilet room
Rest room
Information corner
Gassho Museum
Local Speciality and Souvenir
Parking lot capacity : cars:62 buses :4
Business hours:8:30-17:30 (Speciality corner)9:00-17:00 (Gassho Museum)
Rest rooms and telephone boxes : open 24 hours
+81-5769-6-1310(Only Japanese)

Hakusan Super Highway

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*Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road
It is possible to use it from June to November(closed in winter)
Hakusan Super Highway is a 33.3 km-long driving course from Shirakawa-go to Kaga Hot Spring District. You can enjoy the wonderful nature and the seasonal view.
Passenger car ¥1,400-
+81-5769-6-1664(Only Japanese)
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