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. Using our international travel planner, Shirakawa-mura attractions like Wada House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Silkworms eat Mulberry leaves or you can visit the House build, such as. It is recommended that actually living in this House, so if you visit.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Dé admission 300 yen felt a little expensive, but worth it over and feel. On the second floor, and the structure is understandable and also beautiful villages seen from the window, now on a good subject.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Public buildings of the WADA House was in the village. Inside thatched roof of stairs intact attic look up. A refreshing wind blowing through the window, I feel once people breathe. Recently digitized home appliances and space and opposite that, everything is homemade (analog) felt the healing space.
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Located to the south of the main tourist village, the accommodations of Shirakawa-mura primarily come in the form of the traditional sloped-roof farmhouses of the historic village. Converted into hotels and guesthouses, or newly built in the distinctive style so as to fit in, the accommodations serve a mixed clientele, with a choice of budget-friendly hostels and luxury "ryokan" (traditional guesthouses). The village of Hirase further to the south has a number of standard hotels and ryokan, as well as some seasonal camping options, linked up to the main tourist village by road.
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