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Gassho Style House Colony (Gassho-zukuri Minka-en)

Travel Guide - Gassho Style House Colony (Gassho-zukuri Minka-en)


In 1968 the residents of the Kazura District decided to move out of the village and tried to sell their Gassho style houses. Concerned that the houses would be relocated elsewhere or destroyed resulting in a loss of their important cultural value, Shirakawa Village provided a site where the houses could be collectively relocated and opened as a museum.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:40 - 17:00 (March - November)
  • 9:00 - 16:00 (December - February)


  • December - March: Thursdays (or the preceding day when it falls on a national holiday)

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • 300 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 50 minutes from JR Takayama Station by the bus bound for Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa. Get off at Shirakawa-go Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2499, Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura Ono-gun, Gifu, 501-5627


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Travel @lookeastwest - 2019-10-16
Japan.Takayama Gifu is a city in the mountainous Hida region, part of the Japan Alps National Park. Beautiful ancie… https://t.co/nO3RT65sbE
Jansen Lee @JansenLeeMD - 2019-10-15
You could see the koi fish swimming at the river beside the traditional market. you could not spot any rubbish insi… https://t.co/EYteJKvu29
GoZity @GoZityApp - 2019-10-15
Takayama Chikurin Park, Nara Prefecture, Japan

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Momi Sheehan and Michelle Muramoto enjoying our yuzen dyeing class on our 2019 Fall Takayama Autumn Festival Tour!… https://t.co/PSnO0N124C
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εїз★ BUTTERFLY ★εїз @IButterflyJAM - 2019-10-14
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Diane Miller @DianeMi53736168 - 2019-10-14
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Jansen Lee @JansenLeeMD - 2019-10-14
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εїз★ BUTTERFLY ★εїз @IButterflyJAM - 2019-10-14
New journey in Japan 🇯🇵 #japan #japanlover @ Takayama, Gifu https://t.co/6Op1XHjQzV
fernando salazarozki @bastadepungas69 - 2019-10-14
@tomoki_takayama Then something supernatural will take care of Japan
madhub @madhub - 2019-10-14
Colours and I love it #Takayama #japan #fall #colours https://t.co/2GdyVYoWNX
fernando salazarozki @bastadepungas69 - 2019-10-13
@tomoki_takayama Nature will take care of Japan, as long as they continue to kill whales and pollute the seas.
Tomoki Takayama @tomoki_takayama - 2019-10-13
Many rivers in middle and north part of Japan have been flooded. It is so painful to watch.
Tomoki Takayama @tomoki_takayama - 2019-10-13
RT @rugbyworldcup: A moment's silence is observed ahead of #WALvURU in solidarity of everyone affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

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Nadi Oomori~~🍋⚡️🐼🦊🐶 @tsubakindy - 2019-10-13
Maybe this December I'll go mountain climbing at Takayama and Gozaisho again 🤔

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くぅ @n4td2 - 2019-10-13
[Inusuke Hogehoge All Japan @ Takayama Diary] Heiki Kovalainen watched the F1 Japan GP in Suzuka on a smartphone (l… https://t.co/ID8xlJUpTC
Tomoki Takayama @tomoki_takayama - 2019-10-13
Damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis in middle part of Japan (photo from Nagano, Tochigi, Ibaragi). We could not grasp… https://t.co/aEhFLkcSq4
Tomoki Takayama @tomoki_takayama - 2019-10-13
RT @sarahussein: Tokyo seems to be relatively unscathed by #Hagibis but seriously flooding elsewhere and toll already at four dead and risi…
Tomoki Takayama @tomoki_takayama - 2019-10-13
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Al Skaar @Skaartist - 2019-10-12
Blue wheeled VW. Spotted this unusual VW in old Takayama, then noticed that the tires are blue, matching the roof r… https://t.co/8hW7itDGpP
Martyn Cheatle @MartynCheatle - 2019-10-12
Superb couple of days in Takayama staying in a ryokan, there for the festival and saw the evening parade as well as… https://t.co/YCswckISUQ
Tomoki Takayama @tomoki_takayama - 2019-10-12
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Al Skaar @Skaartist - 2019-10-12
Enjoying coffee in the rain at a Takayama coffee shop. #takayama #japan #coffeeshop @ Takayama, Gifu https://t.co/losStkxDYN
Al Skaar @Skaartist - 2019-10-12
Walking in the rain in Takayama. Waiting for the typhoon. #takayama #japan @ Takayama, Gifu https://t.co/8Uecvfdtw7
Tomoki Takayama @tomoki_takayama - 2019-10-12
RT @motokorich: Latest updates on Typhoon Hagibis, headed for Japan with winds of 100 miles per hour and landfall expected Saturday evening…
WhiteDusk @whiteduskred - 2019-10-11
Wonderful Takayama! Food + Onsen + Tradition~ It's a wonderful combination!

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SN Dotcom @dotcom_sn - 2019-10-11
Wonderful place.

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