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Take a trip to Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, an open-air museum with traditional farmhouses, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The iconic design of the wooden houses, said to resemble hands clasped together in prayer, developed so as to keep the snow off during the winter months. In a mountainous rural area where the design still dominates, the museum gives visitors the chance to see inside the farmhouses, as well as learning about traditional agricultural methods and the lifestyle of farmers and their families. Add Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen and other attractions to your Shirakawa-mura trip itinerary using our Shirakawa-mura trip planner.
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Visited Shirakawa-go during the wintee illumination night last Jan 26. Unfortunately, there was no snow. Lots of tourists during that time. The place was still nice, but I think it will be more... more »
We came to Shirakawa-Go on January 4 but there was little snow. We came as part of a Day Tour with Yokoso Japan and was given 2 hours of free time. During our time there, we did go into the Open... more »
Very scenic and lovely little village, by going into some of the houses, one can really feel and history and stories from all those generations that lived there. Good for photography. Dress warmly.
Definitely a sight to see. Just as the tour guide mention, you get the gist of most of the gassho house here. Most of which are accessible to public. The place where they sell ice cream and red bean soup has a old style fireplace. Smoky but a must see.
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