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Shirakawa-mura

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Lookouts
Set amid quintessentially Japanese landscape, Shirakawa-mura consists of 16 quaint villages, including a historic village of farm houses, now designated a World Heritage Site. The distinctive wooden buildings have been designed with sheer, sloping thatched roofs, so as not to allow a thick build-up of snow during the winter. Said to appear like hands clasped in prayer, the scene of the homes against the backdrop of rice paddies, cherry blossoms, and forested mountains looks like a painting from the feudal era, with few concessions--apart from all the tourists--to the modern world. Make your own Shirakawa-mura vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Japan attractions planning tool.
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Historic Sites in Shirakawa-mura

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Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Shirakawa-mura

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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Shirakawa-mura

Side trips from Shirakawa-mura

Spas in Shirakawa-mura

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Duration: 1h 30 min