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997 Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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All reviews thatched roof straw roof the upper floors worth a visit visit this place world heritage site the bus wada lacquerware exhibits rope structure house generations visitors construction shirakawa
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Reviewed 22 August 2019 via mobile

We went to this house last perhaps we were tired, we found the exhibits less comprehensive than Kanda house...

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank bbyma
Reviewed 22 August 2019

Wada house is ok but not impressive. I thought the roof would have an opening or something to see how its made, but it doesn't.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank tlarraya
Reviewed 17 August 2019

After climbing several steep ladders it is possible to see how the roof is constructed, very cleverly with wooden beams and ropes

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Quiet peaceful place in a small town. Beautiful surroundings and some interesting objects and facts in the house. Can recommend to have a guide at the house to get the full experience.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alextheswede
Reviewed 8 June 2019

This is truly amazing, this village is like stepping back in time. To reach the village you walk across a long footbridge from the car park. Houses built in this style are now shops, and make for some great photos. At the end of the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Craig R
Reviewed 11 April 2019 via mobile

Recommend to visit one of these traditional houses to see the detail and interior of the straw roof house. I chose this over Kanda house because this is near to the bus station.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tttellstheworld
Reviewed 7 April 2019 via mobile

This is the only thatched-roof Village house we have visited (though there are others open to visitors as well). Kanda House was recommended by our tour guide, though it was rather crowded during our visit, it was certainly an eye opener, to experience how life...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kentQ7529YG
Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

Wada house is the oldest ant hut in Shirakawago and was owned by the head of all families in the ancient times. This house belonged to ancient Japanse Hunters who lived together with the family for generations and has now been declared a part of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 22 January 2019

One of the best Ghasso house structures we went into. The floors are sooooo cold. Well maintained, and wonderfully presented.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

Shirakawa-Mura was the hideout of the Taira family for many centuries and was hidden from the world until a road was built in 1925. When it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1995 the world flooded in! The unique A-frame wooden thatched houses were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bella C
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Wada ke is not a hotel, it is a private home, now a museum
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