Shirakawago
ono-gun, gifu

Shirakawago

ADDRESS

Ogi-machi Shirakawa-mura, ono-gun, gifu

TEL

05769-6-1311

MAP

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A Temple With 'Gassyo' Pose! Only One In Japan, Myozen-ji Temple Has A Steep Roof

Deep in Shirakawa-go Village, a temple of a mysterious appearance. A main temple, a priest's house and a bell tower all have 'Gassyo (steep roof looking like to put hands flat together in prayer)' structure, and that's the only one in Japan. These buildings with 'Gassyo' pose seem to pray for the village, and the scenery is beautiful beyond comparison.
Double_A02/28/2017

Seven Days Illumination of Shirakawa-go Which People All Over the World Wait Anxiously

The tickets are sold out in a few minutes and tourists come from all over the world. It is one of the representative winter event in Japan. Living World Heritage where the villagers live is enveloped in lights.
kenta_in_owari02/09/2015

A Sake 'Doburoku' Offered To A God. A Special Souvenir Of A World Heritage Site

A traditional autumn event of Shirakawa-go Village 'Doburoku Festival'. Now, limited sake and confectionaries are popular as souvenirs Of Shirakawa-go. Doburoku with a mellow aroma of malted rice, and Japanese sweet 'Yokan' with a rich fragrance are very special souvenirs of a World Heritage.
Double_A02/28/2017

Winter Shirakawago, A Beautiful World Heritage Covered With Snow

Shirakawago Village covered with snow in winter has so beautiful scenery that you should see in spite of the coldness. Time flied so quickly when I walking along the snowy Gassho frame houses. The snowy mountains seen from Deai suspension bridge are also breathtakingly beautiful.
jasmine_cake01/06/2018
The village is located between the mountains in Gifu Prefecture. Its scenery of traditional houses with thatched roof was registered to be World Cultural Heritage as 'Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama' in 1995. You can access to Shirakawago by bus, but you need to reserve the bus as soon as you can because it'll be full up quickly in travel season.

Japanese Country Landscape Known To The World! A Village Of Gassho Frame Houses

Registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go Village is popular among not only Japanese but also sightseers from foreign countries. The landscape of beautiful gassho frame (steep roof) houses that also have a function to pass the snowy winter is magnificent in a word.
daiki02/02/2017

A Triple Gassho Frame(Steep Roof) Houses

The scenery is said to be the most suitable for Shirakawa. Gassho frame is seen to be triangle from its front, so the geometric view is wonderful.
kenta_in_owari02/09/2015

Wada-ke(House), the Biggest House with a Steep Roof in Shirakawa-go as a Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property

Surprisingly, Wada family live in this house now. They open the house with an admission fee.
kenta_in_owari02/09/2015