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Wada House, Shirakawa-mura

(4/5 based on 140+ 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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  • Hesitated on the entrance fee of 300 yen, but the try was good it is. It can be warm, and was also the photographer. In the thatched-roof was more than the imagination. Is worth a look.
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  • WADA House have been designated House. Even only the part I published are still living, so some in the public seems to be very wide will have surprised them. We will be of 300 yen, could see inside the a-frame and was happy.
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  • I thought the fee is 300 yen in less gasshou-zukuri preservation a reasonable amount. It is mystery, told you you're really is not cold.
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  • Preservation of older.
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