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Experience Shirakawa-go
Sightseeing Spots

Miboro Dam

Miboro Electricity Museum +81-5769-5-2012(Only Japanese)

A gigantic dam stands 131 meters in height and 405 meters in width.
It is Japan's first and largest dam built with the "rock-fill technology" using only stones and clay .
You can see how the dam was built, and you can also enjoy the four seasons in Shirakawa Village.

The Toyama House Museum(an important cultural asset)

+81-5769-5-2062(Only Japanese)

Designated as an Important National Cultural Asset in 1971, the house was built ca. 1827 by a carpenter from Noto. Representative of the Gassho style, the 14m tall, four-story house has a ground floor and three upper floors within the roof. The 1st floor was used as living space and the 2nd through the 4th floors were used for sericulture.

Admission fee adult \300-, child \150-

Wednesday and December 29th - January 3rd every week are regular holidays.

Oshirakawa(Hakusan National Park)
Shiramizu Waterfall Oshirakawa Open-air Bath Oshirakawa Camp Site

Shirakawa Village office +81-5769-6-1311(Only Japanese)

Located about 30 minutes by car from Hirase Hot Springs.
It is possible to use it from June to October.

Shiramizu Waterfall

The 72m high and 8m wide waterfall is designated as a natural monument of Gifu Prefecture. Water appears to be a milky white color so the falls became known as the white water or "Shiramizu" Waterfall.

Oshirakawa Open-air Bath
Enjoy beautiful scenery while relaxing in this open-air-bath that was opened near Lake Hakusui in 1989.
Bathing fee adult \300-, child \150-

Oshirakawa Camp Site
The campsite is within a forest not far from Lake Hakusui and Shiramizu Waterfall.
Admission fee adult \800-, child \500-
Reservation +81-5769-5-2033(Only Japanese)

(Shiramizu-no-yu Hot Spring Public Bath)

"Michi no Eki"(Travelers Plaza) Hida-Hakusan
Oshirakawa-Onsen-Shiramizu-no-yu Hot Spring Public Bath +81-5769-5-4126(Only Japanese)

Hirase Hot Springs
The hot springs contain sulfur and sodium chloride that makes the skin very smooth. Located along a mountain stream, thespring is said to be effective for fertility.
Warmhearted and cordial reception is the boast of this place.
You can also use the Shirayumi Ski ground.

Oshirakawa-Onsen-Shiramizu-no-yu Hot Spring Public Bath
Shiramizu-no-yu Abundant hot spring water flowing from the foot of the Hakusan is known as "blessing hot water of having children". This non-recycling hot spring water makes skin beautiful, a plus for the ladies. Enjoy different styles of baths such as, cypress, open-air, bubbling hot baths and shallow bathtubs where you can lie down.
Bathing fee adult \600-, child \400-
Open: 10:00-21:00(From April to December)
   11:00-20:00(From November to March)
Regular holiday of Wednesday every week

Doburoku Matsuri Festival Hall

+81-5769-6-1655(Only Japanese)

The Doburoku Matsuri Festival Holl is located on the site of the Shirakawa-hachiman Shrine. Visitors can learn about the Doburoku Matsuri Festival and can get a free taste of doburoku sake.
Admission fee adult \300-, child \100-
Closed from November to March.

Myozenji Temple Museum(Prefectural important cultural assets)

+81-5769-6-1009(Only Japanese)

The Shoro-mon gate was erected in Tendai Sect style. The "Kuri" or the living quarters of the temple was constructed about 230 years ago and is unique because of its thatched roof.
A lot of important materials are on display and preserved inside.
Admission fee adult \300-, child \100-

The Wada House

+81-5769-6-1058(Only Japanese)

Built in the mid to late Edo Period, this well-preserved house is the largest remaining Gassho style house in Shirakawa-go. Documents and licenses still in the possession of the family show that the house was home to an official who dealt in raw silk and niter.
Admission fee adult \300-, child \150-

The Kanda House

+81-5769-6-1072(Only Japanese)

The branch of the Wada clan established their house here and built up a sake brewing business. This is a high-quality Gassho-style house with its steep rafters, where delicate carpentry work can be seen,and a truly advanced room layout.
Admission fee adult \300-, child \150-

The Nagase House

+81-5769-6-1047(Only Japanese)

The Family whose pedigree continued for 250 years, and because the family practiced medicine from the first to third generation, there are many medical instruments remaining from the Edo Period. It is a Gassho-style house standing five stories high. A pillar that is 11 meters long(rafter) supports the huge sloping roof from the ground to the top, shaping big roof.
Admission fee adult \300-, child \150-

Outdoor Museum Gassho Folk Museum

+81-5769-6-1231(Only Japanese)

This open-air museum includes many Gassho-zukuri houses transferred from Shirakawa Village and restored here.
You can enjoy the life which the people used to spend a long time ago.
"Soba-dojyo" is near here ,where you can also experience making Soba (buckwheat noodles).
( Advanced booking is needed)

Admission fee adult \500-, child \300-

Shirakawa-go Ogimachi Gassho-zukuri Village

Shirakawa Village office +81-5769-6-1311(Only Japanese)

The many traditional Gassho Style houses have been designated as World Heritage.
he scene of 114 houses with thatched roofs in Gassho style remind us of ancient Japan.
Ogimachi-Jyoshi (the observation platform) commands a wonderful panorama of this village.

Hakusan Woodland Path
Hakusan Super Highway office+81-5769-6-1664(Only Japanese)

Hakusan Super Highway is a 33.3 km-long driving course from Shirakawa-go to Kaga Hot Spring District. You can enjoy the wonderful nature and the seasonal view.
Open:from 5th June to 10th November(closed in winter)
Passenger car\3,150-

"Michi no Eki"(Travelers Plaza) Shirakawa-go

"Michi no Eki"(Travelers Plaza) Shirakawa-go +81-5769-6-1310(Only Japanese)

In Gassho Museum you can find how Gassho-zukuri houses are made at a glance .
  • Toilet room
  • Rest room
  • Information corner
  • Gassho Museum
  • Local Speciality and Souvenir
  • Parking lot capacity : cars:62 buses :4

    Business hours:8:30-17:30 (Speciality corner)9:00-17:00 (Gassho Museum)
    Rest rooms and telephone boxes : open 24 hours

    Zin HOMURA Art Museum

  • +81-5769-6-1967(Only Japanese)

    Gassho-zukuri houses displaying pictures contributed by local artist,Mr.Zin HOMURA, are opened to the public.(some 50 items)
    Open: 9:00-16:30
    Closed: in winter from December to March