The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawa-mura

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of villagers occupying traditional wooden frame houses. These houses, built in the "gassho-zukuri" (prayer hands) style, are known for their steeply slanted roofs, which recall two hands joined in prayer. The homes are very large, built to house entire extended families and family businesses and to withstand the region's heavy snowfall in winter. Enter one or two of the designated open houses to see the layout and delicate decorations inside. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and many more Shirakawa-mura attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Shirakawa-mura route planner.
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  • Of course a must see if you travel along Japan. But don't expect to find something of breathtaken. The real value of this place instead, is in his quite melanconic proof of an old, ad now passed...  more »
  • Visited Shirakawago with some family members while spending a couple of days in Hida Takayama. We took the bus which is very expensive (JPY 4,600 p. P.) for the trip to Sh. and back to Takayama. The.....  more »
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