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Wada House, Shirakawa-mura

(4/5 based on 150+ 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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  • This house is a tourist attraction during the day but still lived in. Need reasonable mobility to climb to the second floor. The main interest is the ground floor.  more »
  • As usual it it a shoes off building. Large area downstairs with a few exhibits but the most interesting thing for me was being able to go up to 2nd floor and see the interior of roof. Massive timber b...  more »
  • For 300 yen it is worth a visit, downstairs gives you the history, whilst up on the top floor you can see how the roof is held together  more »
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