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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  • It is a thatched roof building with a history of more than 300 years been designated nationally. Combines the style and beauty, and boasts the largest in Shirakawa-go. In this building have been currently established life I feel surprise.
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  • Shirakawago gassho style village to visit on Sunday, visited the WADA House is an indispensable without putting in a closed. But a thick thatch roof seen from the front entrance walls to
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  • A feature of the new houses, vernacular, fun to watch. It was very cold to go in January. It was OK except I only
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Located to the south of the main tourist village, the accommodations of Shirakawa-mura primarily come in the form of the traditional sloped-roof farmhouses of the historic village. Converted into hotels and guesthouses, or newly built in the distinctive style so as to fit in, the accommodations serve a mixed clientele, with a choice of budget-friendly hostels and luxury "ryokan" (traditional guesthouses). The village of Hirase further to the south has a number of standard hotels and ryokan, as well as some seasonal camping options, linked up to the main tourist village by road.
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