Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Shirakawa-mura

THE BEST Indoor Things to Do in Shirakawa-mura on a Rainy Day

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Shirakawa-mura

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  • drlcs1
    366 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Wada house in Shirakawa-go; which is close to the bus terminal and the bottom of the pedestrian ramp leading to the observation deck. There is a short 3 min video which summarises the history of the building.

    I found that the short visit to Wada house was useful as it help me understand the background to the buildings in the village.
    Written 19 December 2019
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  • betteskid
    Boston, MA1,327 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We chose to explore this house when we visited Shirakawa-go and think it was a good choice. It was not nearly as crowded as the Wada House and some of the others but had many interesting displays. You could climb up to all of the floors, giving an interesting perspective as you peered out the windows. You should definitely go inside one of the houses during your visit and I think this one is a great choice.
    Written 4 June 2019
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  • tomizuta1953
    Funabashi, Japan1,351 contributions
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    There are a couple of Gassho-style buildings that the owners allow visitors such as the Nagase Family residence. This is one of the largest buildings in the village with five storeys built in 1890. The heads of the Nagase Family served as doctors for the powerful Maeda Clan of Kaga (currently Ishikawa and Toyama Prefectures). According to the brochure you receive as you pay the admission fee, "the house was built in 1890 and has a large steep roof. A single piece of rafter beams, called gassho-zai, about 11-meter-long, runs the length of the roof from top to bottom of the slope. Natural cypress trees over 150 years old and trees over 300 years old are used for the pillars of the house." It is well worth the admission fee of 400 yen to explore their magnificent Buddhist altar to remember their ancestors built about 500 years ago, as well as to visit the silkworm breeding areas on the third and fourth floor.
    Written 11 November 2023
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  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore10,344 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a nice place to see and understand the lifestyle of the locals, depicting of long withstanding culture and history, and you can have a wonderful experience. It's the Gasho themed styled houses that's beautiful and lovely!

    As we had limited time to spend here, we didn't really have the luxury of time to visit every part (do note that the carpark closes at 5pm and all vehicles must leave before that) and it was already 4.30pm then, so we rushed before making our way back to the entrance, that officially wrapped up our day tour here!
    Written 26 December 2019
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