Kanda house, Shirakawa-mura

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  • This place offers one a view into the olden times. These house are traditionally build and inside the house, cannot help but enjoy the structure and peacefulness within the compound itself, a glimpse ...  more »
  • It’s wonderful to be able to see inside one of these old houses. It’s incredible how large this one it and to be able to experience all the different floors and what it must have been like to live in ...  more »
  • This is a pay-for-your-your-own---------------------------------------a although it's a matter of burning wood, it's a little bit uncomfortable. But this is the taste of the Shirakawa, most of the house with a close hand to build the inner building and farming tools, interesting to come into the
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  • Honestly wasn't my king of thing but of course this depends on what you like. You have to pay a entrance fee to enter the house and there these 'ladders' you have to climb to get to the next storey. So if you have young children or elderly, maybe you can just miss out on the Kanda House. But, if you'd like to see how people lived in their house in the past, This could be worth a go. There is also two tables with self serve tea which can be quite relaxing, and a good opportunity to interact with strangers
  • A beautiful and authentic traditional Japanese house. Just 300¥ fee unlimited tea, a cosy warm place and the opportunity to see one if the nice houses from the inside. With some replica of old Japanese tools and household. Even a open fireplace.
  • It was late fall and about 35 degrees Fahrenheit so there was a large caldron of wild grass tea boiling on the central hearth, similar to how it would've been done centuries ago. Visitors are invited to sip warm tea on the first floor, before or after visiting the 3 floors above. The smoke from the fire gets more and more dense as you climb the floors, and it was a little difficult to enjoy the antique displays (those with sensitive lungs, be aware!!!) but again, this is how it would've been in days past, and the smoke is an integral part of the house - coating the interior beams with a black water/oil resistant soot. 300yen for adults to enter.
  • It's a historic house, and is nice, but as it is winter, they heated the house by burning wood so it was Smokey and after a while you are too. If you go to the museum you can see the same things
  • Nice old houses in Shirakawa go. Very interesting to see how Japanese people lived and the tools they used as they go about their lives. Fantastic view of the village from the attic.
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