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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  • Remnants of the former became gasshou-zukuri buildings other than none at all. Most is a foreigner. Road-traffic from entering the words I do not know the great crowd, great voice, sonoyatoishu is very much a three-day weekend and parking-traffic is terrible, just babbling Park parking lot though... from the vicinity of the bridge in front of the Shirakawa-go bus terminal, go ahead... bus driver was coming in hundreds of times have never experienced such a thing what did not, and... so is the disaster as a tourist to Japan I was saying '00 since there was no"unexpected to occur for days!.... And tourism made it very well no, but it's not original scenery of Japan's air!. Here is better only it still larger. Kyoto Miyama because people flock in droves to a small place that's only just, and. This harvest was presented exactly the a-frame roof re-thatching work.
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  • I was' t sure I wanted to break the trip from Takayama to Kanazaw but I'm very glad my wife insisted we stop off at Hiragana-go. It was like a step back on time. It is authentic (it's a UNESCC World H...  read more »
  • We took the Shirakawa-go and Ainokura Bus Tour which left from Takayama bus terminal. We visited Gokayama Ainokura village and Shirakawa-go village seeing the Gassho buildings. We learnt about the cul...  read more »
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