A. As the entire Ogi-machi Gassho Style Village is a designated World Heritage area, we recommend exploring the area freely at your leisure. However, an important feature of the gassho style village is that residents continue to live their daily lives here. For this reason, we strongly request that visitors do not enter private residences or gardens, peer into houses, or open doors without permission.
Additionally, you can find the Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum located next to the Seseragi Park Parking Area. This park encloses 26 buildings, including nine that are designated by the prefecture as important cultural properties, allowing visitors to learn more about the history and culture of Shirakawa Village.
You can also download a walking map detailing the gassho style village from the Shirakawa-go Tourism Association’s website.