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Wada House, Shirakawa-mura
(3.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • House size and scale is taken aback. Further amazed at things and living now. Impressed with the landscape.
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  • Well worth going inside this house to see how life was lived in years gone by. Interesting stories and artifacts. It is very interesting to see the construction of the property. Note: there are steep ...  more »
  • In one of the largest thatched roof in ogimachi is designated. Adults 300 yen, children 150 yen and exposes the Interior paintings and folk uses the WADA House Yoyogi, can be observed.
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  • Preservation of older.
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