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The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Traditional Houses in the Gassho Style

Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 5769-6-1013
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 5769-6-1013
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful village set in pristine countryside. Charming thatched houses and village. So very picturesque! Running water everywhere and abundant flowers and agricultural products. A must see.

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went with a friend by bus to Shirakawa-go, we went in June, hence no snow but definitely a good place to visit for a day trip. We went there from Nagoya.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although many reviewers about this place suggest us to visit Shirakawago in winter and autumn, it still feels stunning when i visit Shirakawa-go in the middle of May where the weather is already hot. You can feel the atmospher of a Japaneese remote area where...More

Thank Doremia80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed in one of the traditional house called Hisamatsu in Shirakawa-go. Although it's pricey to stay here for the night, but we never regretted it. The host is lovely and she cooked us a traditional Japanese dinner, which consist of a...More

Thank ShireenHSL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another dream destination you could not miss. You can see how the people can live their life with easy and simple way. You can stay overnight in the village there are some cottages for rent. I will go back.

Thank Elle T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shirakawa Village is a place like no other. Coming from Takayama, the scenery starts to transform itself into a snowy, forested mountain landscape. Then, there it is, a complete village of wood and thatched-roofed houses, like a hidden gem in the protective arms of surrounding...More

1  Thank BluePointer
Reviewed 1 week ago

February would be the perfect time to visit, but we did not go during the light up festival since the dates was somehow not anounced, turned out that the last festival caused much commotion since probably the whole Japan wanted to visit Shirakawa right then....More

Thank bidwisely
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The minute we cross the suspension bridge, u felt like your have been transported back to the Edo period. The structure of these building is really impressive. It's a nice plc to chill. It feels almost like walking inside one of those villages under studio...More

Thank Yenyenyenyenyen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a nice village with the charm of being outside the city surrounded by mountains and amazing little houses

Thank Maria E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must go attraction when you visit Takayama. We joined a sightseeing bus tour organised by Nohi Bus Company from Takayama. It was better than just buying the bus tickets. The tour offered English speaking tourist guide. Our guide Kana spoke very good English and...More

2  Thank mary c
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Jemma P
What is the weather like in Shirakawago in June? Thankyou
16 May 2017|
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Response from Danny S | Reviewed this property |
We were in April- rainy with leftover snow.
How do I get there from Shibu Onsen? And how do I get from there to Nagoya?
21 April 2017|
Response from ChuaTY | Reviewed this property |
I propose you to take the train to Takayama station, then take the bus from the bus station next to Takayama station to Shirakawa. Perhaps you may also like to ask the train station staff for alternative routes.
How do I get there from Shibu Onsen? And how do I get from there to Nagoya?
21 April 2017|
Response from c2chen | Reviewed this property |
You can take a JR train or an express bus from Nagoya train station to Takayama. At Takayama, Nohi bus goes to Shirakawago . You can catch the bus from the bus/train station but its better to book in advance for your round... More