Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum
Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum
Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum
Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum
Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum

Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum

Last Updated:October 14, 2016
In 1968, the residents of the Kazura district were looking to sell and relocate some gassho style houses outside of their village. The opportunity to acquire unwanted gassho style houses led to their being relocated and reconstructed here, where they now serve as an open-air museum. The old-fashioned lifestyle led in this type of housing is reproduced for visitors.

Description

The open-air museum preserves and exhibits a total of 26 buildings including 9 listed buildings that are designated as important cultural assets of Gifu Prefecture. Structures including a watermill, a shrine, and a temple’s main hall are preserved in their original state. You can relive the culture of ancient Japan, nestled in the surrounding nature.

To allow guests to enjoy a relaxing visit while learning about the history and culture of Shirakawa Village, the museum grounds also contain facilities such as a hand-made soba restaurant, a shop, and rest areas (operating periods vary between facilities).

Visitor’s Guide

Name Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum
Address 2499, Ogi-machi, Shirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture.(Google Map)
Hours [Mar thru Nov] 8:40 – 17:00 / [Dec thru Feb] 9:00 – 16:00
Closed [Apr thru Nov] Open 7 days a week / [Dec thru Mar] Thursday (Closed on the preceding day where Thursday is a national holiday)
Admission Adults ¥600 / Children ¥400
Additional Information SHIRAKAWA-Go Free Wi-Fi is available in the area around the museum shop.
* Please note that the above information is provided for reference. There may be cases where it differs from current information.