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Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama - Shirakawa, Japan
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Shirakawago Guest House Kei - Hostel
8.6 Excellent
329-1, Hatotani, Shirakawa, Japan
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0.9 mi from city centre, Shirakawa, Japan 

Situated within the scenic parkland of Shirakawa, Shirakawago Guest House Kei provides comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, luggage storage and a shared kitchen. It also offers a vending machine.

$27
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Minsyuku Koshiyama
Onogun Shirakawamura Hatogaya, 49-1, Shirakawa, Japan
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1.2 mi from city centre, Shirakawa, Japan 

Set within the scenic parkland of Shirakawa, Minsyuku Koshiyama offers comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, such as ski in/out facilities. It is located a short walk from Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck.

$73
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Guesthouse Anthut
8.8 Excellent
450 Hatotani, Shirakawa, Japan
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0.7 mi from city centre, Shirakawa, Japan 

Situated within the picturesque countryside of Shirakawa, Guesthouse AntHut offers comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, including luggage storage, snow sports and free Wi-Fi. It also provides a dry cleaning service and a designated smoking area.

$85
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Shirakawago Terrace
9.0 Excellent
331-1 Hatagoya Shirakawamura, Shirakawa, Japan
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1.1 mi from city centre, Shirakawa, Japan 

Situated within the scenic parkland of Shirakawa, Shirakawago Terrace provides comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, such as bicycle rental, a tour desk and free Wi-Fi. It offers a safe and laundry facilities, and is a brief stroll from Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck.

$153
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About Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama

Nestled in Japan’s Chubu mountains, the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama are considered national treasures. Ogimachi sits in the Shirakawa-go region and is home to more than 110 traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses. Ainokura and Suganuma are found in the Gokayama region and are smaller, yet just as enchanting. All three villages are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and offer a fascinating glimpse at life in the Edo period.

Things to Do

The historic villages are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some more than 250 years old. With steeply pitched thatched roofs, they’re perfectly adapted to withstand Japan’s snowy winters.

Today, a string of Ogimachi’s gassho-zukuri houses have been converted into museums. One of the best is the Wada House, which was once the residence of one of Japan’s wealthiest silk trading family.

Feel like stretching your legs? The Shirakawa-go Viewpoint is just a 15-minute walk from Ogimachi village and unlocks sweeping views over the valley. Afterwards, head to the Shirakawa-go No Yu natural hot springs for a well-deserved soak.

While Ogimachi is the most popular village, Ainokura and Suganuma are just as special. Both are smaller and less developed, boasting an intimate atmosphere and fewer crowds. If you have extra time up your sleeve, they’re definitely worth the trip.

Getting Around

Thanks to Japan’s efficient public transport system, the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama are easy to reach by bus. Ogimachi is just 50 minutes from Takayama, and slightly further from Kanazawa. Buses also run to Ainokura and Suganuma, though the trip takes a little longer and requires connections.

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  • What are the best hotels near Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama?

    Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Shirakawago Guest House Kei - Hostel, which has a current rating of 8.6. For other potential stays, consider Shirakawago Terrace and Guesthouse Anthut, which can also be great places to stay near Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama.