Wada House, Shirakawa-mura
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Once a rich family farmhouse built in 1790, and now a museum, Wada House stands out as the largest thatched-roof building in the area. Learn about the Wada family and the labor intensive economy of their large household set in an entire section of a preserved traditional village. The upper floor clearly shows how the 60-degree, "gassho"-style roof joins together like a pair of clasped hands. The house, covering 110 sq m (1,184 sq ft) features lacquer ware, sericulture tools, and manuscripts. Part of the small exhibition on the silk worm industry displays around 500 of the insects, both in the form of larvae and cocoons. Make sure you get a brochure in English as you enter the museum. Work out when and for how long to visit Wada House and other Shirakawa-mura attractions using our handy Shirakawa-mura route maker tool .
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This is truly amazing, this village is like stepping back in time. To reach the village you walk across a long footbridge from the car park. Houses built in this style are now shops, and make for some... more »
合掌屋的代表性私人建築,不知是否已列如國家古蹟財?若無,裡頭的某些舊式工藝也很有看頭,包括屋頂的木材鑲嵌綁繩技術,空間的利用,以及水壺燒水和圍爐的設計;花一些時間就能理解合掌屋的屋頂為何要傾斜(冬季大雪)以及上頭何故要放置稻草(下涼通風).這些民間的古蹟財,是合掌村最大的文化資產,每間有不同的風貌,值得理解和欣賞,值得一來. more »The representative private building of the house is not known to have been listed as the ancient country? If so, some of the works are also very visible, including the wood embedded in the roof, the use of space, as well as water and water, and the use of water; And why to put straw ( under the pass ) . . These ancient cultures of these people are the largest cultural culture in the village , each with a different look , worth understanding and welcoming , and worth coming up with .
Simply, just take photos of the outside which is very pretty. Very little of interest to see inside (I’ve posted photos of the main things). We spent longer taking our shoes on and off than we did looking around the house. If it was located anywhere else it would clearly be a tourist trap. Because of where it is it is ‘just’ (and only just) worth going into. Otherwise, save your Yen and spend it on some of the yummy street food.
It is a traditional Japanese house. You see it or not, you don't really miss anything. I thing it's more attractive from outside than from inside.
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