Wada House
Wada House
Wada House
Wada House
Wada House

Wada House

Last Updated:October 14, 2016
An important cultural asset. Daily life continues to this day in this gassho style house with its distinctive thatched roof.

Description

Constructed in around 1800, this is the largest gassho style house in Shirakawa-go. The garden, hedge, and surrounding fields and waterways, preserved in their traditional state, are also known for their dignified beauty. The main house, along with the storehouse and outhouse, are designated as important cultural assets. Currently, the second floor and part of the first floor are open to the public and a variety of artifacts and traditional everyday items used by successive generations of the Wada family are exhibited. Evidence from ancient documents has established that during the Edo Period (17th – 19th Century) members of the Wada family served as officials at the guardhouse and traded in explosives and raw silk.

Visitor’s Guide

Name Wada House
Address Wada Residence, Ogi-machi, Shirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture.(Google Map)
Hours 9:00 – 17:00
Closed Irregular
Admission Adults ¥300 / Children ¥150
Additional Information SHIRAKAWA-Go Free Wi-Fi is available.
* Please note that the above information is provided for reference. There may be cases where it differs from current information.