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Shirakawa-go Gassho-zukuri Village

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  • Ogi-machi
  • Museum Village
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Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

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. Keep in mind that individual houses do close irregularly.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • ¥600 for museum; ¥300 per house
  • Mar.–Nov., daily 8:40–5; Dec.–Feb., Fri.–Wed. 9–4

Published 12/10/2015


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