Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Best Photography Spot
Shirakawago is located near the Shokawa River in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, it is famous for Gassho Zukuri (traditional farmhouses with thatched roofs), some of which are more than 250 years old.
Ogi-machi, Shirakawago’s largest village and main attraction, makes a good day trip from Takayama or a stop on the bus journey between Takayama and Kanazawa. The best way to experience the town, however, is to stay overnight at one of the farmhouses, many of which now serve as minshuku.
If you come to Takayama, the place to go is Shirakawago.
Shirakawago will hold the light up event which has good atmosphere in January and February every year, and people from all over the world wish to join the event.
Today, we would like to introduce the photogenic spot which is known to those in the know. After reading this article, you will be able to take a picture as a photographer.
No 1. Tenshukaku Observation Deck
The observation deck is in front of the restaurant “Tenshukaku”.
Once you look around here, you can see the unique roof inclination and the window’s shapes of Gassho Zukuri.
It is easily accessible by car or 30-minute-walk from the foot of the village.
No2. Triplets Gassho Zukuri
It is best-kept secret spot and located in laidback rural landscape.
The paddy field in front of it has seasonal views such as growing ear of rice and snow.
Before rice-planting, you can see the upside down Gassho Zukuri reflected on the water.
No3. Myozenji Temple Side Street
It is the best spot for upside down Gassho Zukuri.
The paddy field is large, so you can see the surface of the water even in winter.
During the winter light up event, it is the very popular photography spot.
How was the 3 recommended photography spots?
If you walk on the small street, you may find another nice spots.
The World Heritage Shirakawago
|Access||Address:Ogi-machi Shirakawa-village Ono-District Gifu Pref.
60 min.drive from Takayama
(Takayama Green Hotel – National Route 158 – Tokai Hokuriku Expressway)
8:00am to 5:00pm
Car:500 yen /Bike:200yen
*temporary parking available when busy day