The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Shirakawa-mura

The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of villagers occupying traditional wooden frame houses. These houses, built in the "gassho-zukuri" (prayer hands) style, are known for their steeply slanted roofs, which recall two hands joined in prayer. The homes are very large, built to house entire extended families and family businesses and to withstand the region's heavy snowfall in winter. Enter one or two of the designated open houses to see the layout and delicate decorations inside. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses and many more Shirakawa-mura attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Shirakawa-mura route planner.
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  • We really enjoyed our early visit to the Shirakawa -go Village which is a world UNESCO World Heritage Site which has more than 100 Gassho-style houses, which feature steeply pitched roofs as can be se...  more »
  • It is very worth going, it is by bus 50 minutes from Takayama. Typical village with mountain houses, the good thing is that it is a village still inhabited.
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