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Kanda house

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Address: 796 Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 5769-6-1072

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Preservation of a historic building

Worth a visit to have a peek of lives in yesteryear. However, there are a few stairs to climb and may not be suitable for those who are not too mobile...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
Lance F
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's was interesting and we were shown the different areas of the house and finished with a cup of tea. The garden and surrounding area was very beautiful. Very clear waters with lovely fish swimming in it

Thank S T
Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house is so cozy and well preserved :) fire inside included :))) There are several houses open for visiting but I only visited this one due to lack of time so I cannot say weather this one is better than the others or not. As far as i've been told .. if you see one u see all of... More 

Thank StrongCoffee2Go
Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Kanda House was designated as a national important cultural property. It was built over a period of 10 years by shrine carpenter. This house adopted new improved techniques as well as maintaining original structure of Gassho-style. The wisdom in its designs included quake resistance, fire protection, measures against snow and ice, etc. The Kanda House was used to raise... More 

Thank ryanteo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Construction of this house and others in this quaint village interesting but maybe not worth the trip or maybe a very short visit would be ok

Thank Steve R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Worth a visit to have a peek of lives in yesteryear. However, there are a few stairs to climb and may not be suitable for those who are not too mobile...

Thank Lance F
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798 reviews
514 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The house is in the Ogimachi Gassho style village of Shirakawago. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The "owners" of the house explain the uses of the rooms in the house. One gets a good idea of the simple life of the farmers of the village and the maintenance of the thatch cottages. The stairs inside the house have... More 

Thank AntarcticBound
Squaw Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The Kanda House is a must stop if you are in Shirakawgo. This particular example of grass thatch A frame is 4 stories and decked out with amazing artifacts from this small farming community. It is amazing to walk around the village, but getting to tour the house allows you to see how people in the village live.

Thank Tahoepov
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

One of only two houses in the village that offer a look inside. This house is smoker than the other one but still worth it to see how they lived in these amazing thatch hut houses. Go all the way up.

Thank cbarney2003
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Kanda is one of the Gasho house that become a museum in Shirakawago. The house is authentic, with a lot of artefacs, like farming tools, roof making tools, etc. I personally like the roof on the upper lever. They only use wooden beam and rope to make roof's construction. It's amazing. After touring around the house, we can have a... More 

Thank Adjimantoro
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

The house has the same name as my sharehouse, which made me laugh. The staff were welcoming. You are required to take your shoes off at the day. There are slippers to wear two floors up. The views from the windows were nice and inside there were some artefacts for different uses too.

Thank Jo S

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