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Kanda house

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Address: 796 Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 5769-6-1072

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Warmth in the midst of the cold

Kanda House was a warm refuge after trodding in ankle-deep snow around Shirakawa-mura. The fire that met us upon entering the house was so welcoming. This was one of only a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Manila, Philippines
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

you get to see this great house, a warm tea in the winter makes it even more pleasant and a video with great images of life in the town. of all the best house

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kanda House was a warm refuge after trodding in ankle-deep snow around Shirakawa-mura. The fire that met us upon entering the house was so welcoming. This was one of only a few houses open to visitors. We went through different parts of the house and got an insight into their culture and how these Gassho -style houses were constructed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

It's was interesting and we were shown the different areas of the house and finished with a cup of tea. The garden and surrounding area was very beautiful. Very clear waters with lovely fish swimming in it

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Thank S T
Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The house is so cozy and well preserved :) fire inside included :))) There are several houses open for visiting but I only visited this one due to lack of time so I cannot say weather this one is better than the others or not. As far as i've been told .. if you see one u see all of... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Kanda House was designated as a national important cultural property. It was built over a period of 10 years by shrine carpenter. This house adopted new improved techniques as well as maintaining original structure of Gassho-style. The wisdom in its designs included quake resistance, fire protection, measures against snow and ice, etc. The Kanda House was used to raise... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Construction of this house and others in this quaint village interesting but maybe not worth the trip or maybe a very short visit would be ok

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Thank Steve R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Worth a visit to have a peek of lives in yesteryear. However, there are a few stairs to climb and may not be suitable for those who are not too mobile...

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Thank Lance F
Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The house is in the Ogimachi Gassho style village of Shirakawago. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The "owners" of the house explain the uses of the rooms in the house. One gets a good idea of the simple life of the farmers of the village and the maintenance of the thatch cottages. The stairs inside the house have... More 

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Squaw Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The Kanda House is a must stop if you are in Shirakawgo. This particular example of grass thatch A frame is 4 stories and decked out with amazing artifacts from this small farming community. It is amazing to walk around the village, but getting to tour the house allows you to see how people in the village live.

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miami
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

One of only two houses in the village that offer a look inside. This house is smoker than the other one but still worth it to see how they lived in these amazing thatch hut houses. Go all the way up.

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