Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Shirakawa-mura

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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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  • This area is just across the suspension bridge that connects Shirakawa-go to the large parking lot for the town. The attraction was included in our day-long Nohi Bus trip to Shirakawa-go and Ainokura ...  more »
  • Even though this is a pretty shameless tourist trap, its worth a visit it you don't have to go too far out of your way. For us, it was less than an hour bus ride from Takayama and a nice way to spend ...  more »
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  • 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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