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Ogi-machi Park Rest Area “Yururi”

Last Updated:October 14, 2016
This gassho style rest and information area is located adjacent to Ogi-machi Park. The building was gifted to the village, free of charge, by the Shirakawa-go Tourism Association and renovated to provide a rest area.

Description

In 2013, this building was gifted to the village, free of charge, by the Shirakawa-go Tourism Association and renovated to provide a rest and information facility for visitors. New public toilets were also constructed to the south of the rest area.

The facility’s name, “Yururi”, is the word for “hearth” in the local dialect. The word combines three Japanese words linked by the symbolism of gassho style houses. “Yukkuri”, meaning unhurried, “Yuttari”, to relax, and “Irori”, Japanese for “hearth”.

Visitor’s Guide

Name Ogi-machi Park Rest Area “Yururi”
Address 167 Ogi-machi, Shirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture.
Opening times Open daily 9:00 – 16:00 (irregular closures possible)
Facilities
  • Rest area (wooden benches installed)
  • Various information pamphlets
  • Toilets & Auto water supply equipment
  • Breast feeding & baby changing room
  • World Heritage Certificate (replica)
  • Information panels on the history and preservation of the world heritage site (being prepared for August 2016).
  • Shirakawa-go Wi-Fi available
  • Wheelchair access (via ramp)
  • Free wheelchair rental (1 chair, please contact management personnel.)
Please note
  • Fire is strictly prohibited, the whole building is a no-smoking area.
  • No food (please do not eat in the rest area)
  • No littering, please take your garbage with you.
* Please note that the above information is provided for reference. There may be cases where it differs from current information.