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

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The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style 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. Make The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style part of your personalized Shirakawa-mura itinerary using our Shirakawa-mura family vacation planner.
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  • Easy to wander around this UNESCO heritage site. Very popular tourist attraction but the crowds don't really cause a problem. Well worth the effort of travelling there.  more »
  • 被聯合國列為世界文化遺產之合掌村,其最吸引人莫過於其人字型建築,再加上地理位置及氣後因素,每當冬季降下大雪,其景觀看起來就像童話世界,由其點燈更夢幻更吸引人,超值得一遊地方  more »
  • The traditional buildings at this village were very well preserved and one can easily took postcard photos at almost every corner of the village. We were impressed that no entrance fees charged and th...  more »