Shirakawa-go (Shirakawa Village, Gifu Pref.)
Gassho-zukuri and the Ideyu-no-Sato (Natural Hot Springs Village) Shirakawa-go
- Houses with steep rafter roofs (similar in shape to hands clasped in prayer, gassho in Japanese)
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- World Heritage Property, Shirakawa-go
Shirakawa-go was inscribed on the UNECO list of World Heritage Properties in 1995. At present there are 59 houses with steep Gassho-zukuri rafter roofs on the property being used as family residences. Altogether, there are 114 such structures, large and small, and the view of that scenery is very peaceful.
- Oshirakawa Open-Air Hot Spring
This is an open-air hot springs located on the grounds of the Shirakawa National Park. The water in the hot springs comes directly from the hot springs source well, and the view of Lake Hakusui with its emerald green surface is spectacular.
- Shingai Ice Cream
Shingai means the fruit of one's labor.
Made with deep devotion, Shingai ice cream really tastes good
- Gassho-zukuri Folklore Park:
- This is a park composed of a group of houses with steep rafter roofs (similar in shape to hands clasped in prayer, gassho in Japanese) located on the grounds of the Open-air Museum, with admittance limited to the period from April through October.
- By air:
- Komatsu Airport - Kanazawa Station; about 35 minutes
- Kanazawa Station - Shirakawa-go; 1 hour 10 minutes by bus
- By train:
- JR Nagoya Station - JR Takayama Station; about 2 hours 30 minutes
- JR Takayama Station - Shirakawa-go; 1 hour 50 minutes by bus