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Shirakawa-go Gassho-zukuri Village

  • Ogi-machi, Shirakawa mura, Ono-gun Map It
  • Museum Village

Updated 09/20/2013

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Opposite Ogi-machi, on the banks of the Sho-gawa, this open-air museum has 25 traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses. The houses were transplanted from four villages that fell prey to the Miboro Dam, built upriver in 1972. Over the years a colony of artisans has established itself in the village. You can watch them creating folk crafts like weaving, pottery, woodwork, and hand-dyeing in a few of the preserved houses. Many of the products are for sale. Each house charges

a small admission fee.

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Ogi-machi, Shirakawa mura, Ono-gun, Ogi-machi, 501-5627, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥150 per house
  • Daily 8:30–5

Updated 09/20/2013


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