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Shirakawago on Your Own

Kanazawa, Japan

Shirakawago on Your Own


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    Stunden Geschätzte Dauer

Spend hours in the mountain village Shirakawago, exploring at your own pace and staying as long as you like at the attractions you find most interesting. The village is best known for its farmhouses with thatched roofs that are so steep that they look like hands clasped in prayer. This gassho-zukuri style is more than an architectural curiosity; it keeps much of the heavy snow from accumulating, especially since the houses are oriented to maximize the sunlight. The roof design also leaves space for bigger attics, which the residents use to breed silkworms.

As you meander about, you will see the mulberry trees that supply the silkworms’ preferred food of mulberry leaves. UNESCO declared Shirakawago a World Heritage site because of the rare architecture, which was created to adapt to the natural environment. If you wish to shop, Shirakawa Kaido Street is an excellent starting point, as it is lined with stores selling merchandise unique to the village’s remote location.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking mainly at the guest's discretion. Participants will have approximately 3 hours of free time at Shirakawago where walking is on gravel or cobblestone with approximately 10 steps to negotiate. This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.

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Landschafts- und Städtetouren
Historische Monumente


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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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