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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. Using our international travel planner, Shirakawa-mura attractions like Wada House can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I would totally recommend this stop and go to Shirakawa-Go and in particular the House Wada. Once you remove the shoes it is possible to visit three of the four floors of the building, enjoying the panoramic view of the upper floors. On the ground floor you can enjoy good you on the mat. Just outside a wonderful pond serves as home to huge carp that beckon passersby. Recommend keeping at least three hours to get around town. Even four if you want to go and visit the Observatory with panoramic views.
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  • 3F. Original village headman, it's in the development of this area is like a family in the ' 70s he was in the family of local notables, WADA. In spearheading the development of industry and region conservation agreement, was put together. I feel the weight of columns into smooth and shiny. By the way I was surprised in the artificial diet of SilkWorm, Bombyx Mori. Take from the north side to take pictures and pretty pictures to feel good? Looking for a small office because the subject is large and 写seba best shot. Changing seasons go down and look at our couldn't be happier.
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  • It was a landscape with thatched roof and snow is very good taste. In fine houses, there was spectacular. Think first of all the sights not to be missed.
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Where to stay in Shirakawa-mura

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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