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

Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 5769-6-1013
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Day Trip to Shirakawago and Hida Takayama from Nagoya
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Private Custom Full-Day Tour of Shirakawa-go from Takayama
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 5769-6-1013
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful overview of thatched roofed housing over 300 years old. Family home which produced their own Saki and produced silk threads. House heated by a large central fire on the first level with Saki produced on second level. Houses nestled amongst rice patties and mountains

Thank Carole G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, but be prepared for bus loads of tourists! The public bus from Takayama station (Nohi) is very easy to arrange at the station, but get there early as there are long queues at peak morning times (give about an hour to...More

Thank StevieC_8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was one of my bucket lists of Heritage Site, the place is peaceful and homey. It was spring back then so we can enjoy the tulips are blooming. You can stroll around the village, also enter the open house. There's a few houses that...More

Thank AlunHutoyo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This world unesco site was definitely worth the visit. We went from Takayama and it's about 1 hour from the city. There are several tunnels that one has to drive thru to get there. The scenery and village is very pretty and beautiful. Whole village...More

Thank THCheam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Showing an old part of Japan where people eke out a living from the land. Deep with snow in winter, this place must be very pretty! Homes with heavily thatched, steep roofs for warmth and for snow to slide off, are attractive, neat and quaint.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled to Ogimachi on 4 May 2017. The gassho farmhouses were unique and worth visiting. The air was so clean and crisp. Being the golden week, there was a bad traffic jam on our way there from Kanazawa on the Nohi bus. While waiting...More

1  Thank pohkam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a half day trip to this heritage site. If you time it right you can get the bus from Takayama to get you there before the tourist hordes arrive. If you have time, it is worth the bus ride ride plus a couple of...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional village, beautiful scenery, unique house. I visited this village in September - the end of summer and early autumn, so I saw the beautiful yellow paddy field. Hope can visit this village in the winter.

Thank AlexSantosa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The village is a world heritage site, known for its traditional farmhouses which subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms, as the mountainous terrain offered little opportunity for rice farming. It stands as an amazing example of the social and...More

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The Gassho village is definitely worth a visit. Ogimachi right across the river is an interesting follow-up to the village. Although touristy when busy, it's definitely worth stopping by when transiting from Kanazawa to Takayama or vice versa. If you have the chance, eat at...More

1  Thank Bruce S
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14 October 2017|
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Response from BluePointer | Reviewed this property |
We were there this year at the end of March/ first part of April this year and were surprised at how much snow there was - not on the road within the village, but certainly half the yards were covered, there was snow in the... More
2 October 2017|
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Response from Danny S | Reviewed this property |
We came to Shirakawa-go for the day, so I would recommend staying in Takayama.
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13 July 2017|
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Response from Lupin W | Reviewed this property |
I would expect there would be a lot if snow there