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Last Updated:October 14, 2016
A gassho style building dedicated to the theme of sericulture (silk farming), which was previously one of Shirakawa Village’s key industries.


The former Tajima residence (a gassho style house) is dedicated to reviving the traditional silk farming industry that has seen an almost complete decline within Shirakawa Village. It is the only structure in the village focusing on sericulture.

The museum exhibits items and information relating to the history of sericulture in Shirakawa village, and also screens culturally valuable videos detailing the relocation of the former Tajima residence. The museum is also available for school trips and educational visits.

Visitor’s Guide

Name Tajima House Museum of Silk Culture
Address 2643-2 Ogi-machi, Shirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture.(Google Map)
Hours [Apr thru Nov] 8:30 – 17:00 / [Dec thru Mar] 9:00 – 16:00
Closed Irregular.Closed in winter (early Nov – Apr 28)
Admission 12 years & older: ¥200 / 11 years & younger: no charge.
Additional Information Within the facility, explanatory descriptions are provided in English, as well as simplified and traditional Chinese.
* Please note that the above information is provided for reference. There may be cases where it differs from current information.