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Shirakawa-mura

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Lookouts
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site. The distinctive wooden buildings have been designed with sheer, sloping thatched roofs, so as not to allow a thick build-up of snow during the winter. Said to appear like hands clasped in prayer, the scene of the homes against the backdrop of rice paddies, cherry blossoms, and forested mountains looks like a painting from the feudal era, with few concessions--apart from all the tourists--to the modern world. Make your own Shirakawa-mura vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Japan attractions planning tool.
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Popular things to do in Shirakawa-mura

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Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen ©
History Museum
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses ©
World heritage site
The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory
Lookout
Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Wada House ©
Historic Site
Wada House
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Shirakawa-mura

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Shirakawago
Historic Site
Shirakawago
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
Kanda house ©
Historic Site
Kanda house
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Nagase house ©
Historic Site
Nagase house
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Myozenji Temple ©
Historic Site
Myozenji Temple
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Shirakawa-mura

Ogimachi ©
Neighborhood
Ogimachi
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mt. Sampoiwadake
Mountain
Mt. Sampoiwadake
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine Festival Hall
Specialty Museum
Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine Festival Hall
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum
Specialty Museum
Shirakawago Tajimake Yosan Sericulture Museum
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Shirakawa-mura

Binen Yumeromu Museum
Art Museum
Binen Yumeromu Museum
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Shirakawago Gasshozukuri Homurajin Museum ©
Art Museum
Shirakawago Gasshozukuri Homurajin Museum
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Old Toyama Folk House Museum
History Museum
Old Toyama Folk House Museum
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Shirakawa-mura

Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute
Brewery
Noguchi Naohiko Sake Institute Komatsu
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hakusan Super Rindo Forest Road
Landmark
Hakusan Super Rindo Forest Road Chubu
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Mt. Arashima ©
Mountain
Mt. Arashima Ono
4.0
Duration: 4 hours

Spas in Shirakawa-mura

Oshirakawa Onsen Shiramizu no Yu
Thermal Spa
Oshirakawa Onsen Shiramizu no Yu
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

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