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Shirakawago Ogimachi Village Half Day Tour from Takayama

4.8 ( 125 reviews ) 1K+ Booked
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  • Visit Ogimachi Village, a UNESCO world heritage site in the Shirakawago region
  • Admire the elegant gassho-zukuri, farmhouses that were built to withstand heavy snow
  • Enjoy the picturesque scenery around Ogimachi Village
  • See how beautiful the village is no matter what the season - whether it's winter or autumn

Most recent review

Highly recommended

We were blessed to experienced the snow in Shirikawa-go. The bus was on time and the tour guide was good. We arrived i the area safe and sound. Highly recommended the tour even if it was only a half day tour. Something to cherish from this tour.

3 Mar 2020
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What to expect

Take a stroll through the village of Ogimachi and learn the history behind this wonderful UNESCO world heritage site. This is the largest village and main attraction of the Shirakawa-go region. Explore its storied streets, and admire their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which have been there for as long as 250 years. The name of these distinctive farmhouses translates to "constructed like hands in prayer," because of its resemblance to a Buddhist monk's hands pressed together. They're built to withstand heavy snowfall, and they become especially beautiful once their thatched roofs become coated with fresh snow. Today, these farmhouses serve as inns, museums, minshukus (or Japanese-style bed and breakfasts) and guesthouses. People flock here each year to bask in the village's fantasy-like atmosphere and rustic sensibilities. You can experience the same by simply booking and taking the inclusive round trip bus transfer from Takayama to this magical and historical site.

snow-covered gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Ogimachi Village
Visit Ogimachi Village and see their beautiful gassho-zukuri farmhouses
tour group taking pictures with gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Ogimachi Village
Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the village, and don't forget to take fun pictures while you're at it!
three gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Ogimachi Village during autumn
The gassho-zukuri farmhouses are just as beautiful during autumn as they are during winter
four guests playing in the snow in Ogimachi Village
Despite the village's tranquility, don't hesitate to fully enjoy the pristine snow


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