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Wada House, Shirakawa-mura

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Historic Site
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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  • We went to this house because of our lonely planet but I don't think it worth the money. For a special house like this in the middle of a 100% tourist place, transformed into a museum and where you ho...  more »
  • The WADA house allows you to appreciate how the houses are built and furnished. it allows you to get an insight into Japanese life which I really appreciated.  more »
  • This is the only one we paid to get in. You can go up to like the 3rd floor to view the house structure. They also exhibits tools some old tools people using inside the house. The house is well mainta...  more »