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. Work out when and for how long to visit Wada House and other Shirakawa-mura attractions using our handy Shirakawa-mura route maker tool .
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  • Shirakawa-go is very tourist oriented, but still world heritage Gassho once seen every want and desire, and visited the most famous WADA House. Admission is 300 yen for adults, 1 floor, guests can shed Middle 2nd and 3rd floor. Was the only Vantage it upstairs and is happy, 4th floor look using a ladder.
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  • From a look closer look at, surprised by the thickness of the dry roof, I felt terrible. Pay the admission fee is watching the floor, hearth had numerous exhibits there and lacquer ware, etc.. Understand better the twist tie and beam-columns in the attic, go up to the second floor is impressive. Closely watching time was that between too.
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  • It's an interesting to know how the structure of the old thatched roof houses. You can see everything pretty quickly.
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  • Mesmerizing scenery. Quaint and cozy town. Just strolling around the neighborhood and taking pictures took up most of the time. Take the bus from Takayama station to Shirakawago. Bus costs about USD $40 per person round trip.
  • One of the best place ive ever visited in Japan! Definitely worth the long trip to go there..
  • The gashho gukkuri museum will be more worth your time and money.
  • Crowded. Can skip the houses(300 yen) as there is nothing interesting inside (unless you want to see how the house is built without any nails). English tours from Takayama are recommended.
  • The giant house made with traditional Shirakawago style, suggest to go up on the roof level to see the construction, you will impress
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