Private room

12 Guests

3 Bedrooms

12 beds

Private room

12 Guests

3 Bedrooms

12 beds

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About this listing

Our recommended accommodation is "Gassho-zukuri house", a world cultural heritage, and operated as Minsyuku (Japanese style Inn). It is located at the center of "Ogimachi" which is the main part of the world cultural heritage village. Price includes dinner & breakfast.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 12
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 9AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $149 CAD / night after the first guest
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Interaction with guests

We also need to serve guests other than Air BnB guests as we are Minsyuku. So we are sorry that we cannot attend you all the time.
Also please note that we don't speak English well but will try our best to welcome you.

The neighbourhood

Our recommended minshuku is located at the center of "Shirakawago" where there are most of Gassho-zukuri houses. Registered by UNESCO as world heritage site in 1995, This are has become famous for their traditional Gassho-zukuri houses, some of which are more than 250 years old. The area is also known for maintaining its tradition and culture from old days such as "Yui" (All people in the village cooperate to do things such as replacing the roof of Gassho-zukuri)

Getting around

If you take a bus from Kanazawa or Takayama, the below schedule is useful.

Once you get off the bus in the public parking area, you see a bridge which will lead you to Ogi-machi, main attraction. Our facility is on a smaller path next to the main street towards river side. You will find the sign board at the gate of Gassho-zukuri house.

If you drive a car and stay with us, you can park your car in front of our house.

Other things to note

*This is Minsyuku, Japanese style Inn, in Shirakawago, which remains for more than 200 years. As the house is part of the world cultural heritage, it is maintained in a traditional way. Therefore, our facility is not something you expect in city area but rather you would get the real sense of countryside village life.
*We don't have private bathroom. One bathroom is shared by all guests. It is not Onsen. If you want to go to Onsen, we give you a discount ticket for public onsen neareby.
*Please note that our rooms are separated by Japanese paper sliding doors only and so sounds easily resonates.
*During the winter period, the house gets extremely cold so please be prepared for cold nights.
*In winter, it snows up to 2 meters easily so please bring snow boots with. In addition, we recommend sending your luggage to the next destination after Shirakawago as many guests get stuck in the snow and experience horrible walk…

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No pets
No smoking
No fireworks



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

23 Reviews

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Andy User Profile
May 2017
We had a great stay in this authentic gassho house! If you have stayed in a traditional Japanese Inn, you know what to expect (shared bathroom and bath as well as meals with the other guests). If you haven't, don't expect all the amenities of a modern hotel. Just remember, you're staying in a very old house and can't expect all the modern conveniences. The dinner and breakfast were excellent. We slept pretty good listening to all the frogs and insects in the rice paddy directly behind our room. Go with the mindset of having authentic old Japanese Inn experience and take your essentials.

Amy User ProfileAmy is a superhost.
May 2017
Great host, great stay and great food! Had a wonderful stay at Gssho Zakuri House. The traditional dinner and breakfast included rare vegetables of the season, was delicious! There's no TV in the room and the walls are super thin. Thank you for the stay!!

Kristina User Profile
April 2017
Yes, it was cold. Even in April. But we didn't mind as this was truly a unique experience. We loved everything: the beautiful old house, the room, sleeping on a futon and especially the food. Dinner and breakfast were really tasty. The owner was sweet and friendly and despite we couldn't speak Japanese we felt welcome.

Tsungwei User Profile
February 2017
Location is very good,Serves is very good!

Wai Ming User Profile
January 2017
Our host was always smiling and was very friendly. She allowed us to leave our baggage before the check-in time. She also told us some camera spots and the famous viewpoint of the village. The meal prepared was delicious. Overall staying in the ryokan is a great way to experience how the locals stay in the traditional houses, while being accomdated with some modern facilities as well.

Joshua User Profile
December 2016
The place was quaint and is situated at a central location. The hospitality by the host was exemplary and we appreciated her warmth to make our stay an enjoyable one.

Dina Kurnia User Profile
November 2016
Love everything about this place! The host was super nice. The service was great. The food was awesome. Always stepped out from dining room with full and happy tummy. If you are looking for quiet and relax vacation and learning about Japanese heritage, we recommend this place.

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Shirakawa, Japan · Joined in September 2015
Gssho Zukuri House User Profile

Hi our future guests,

We operate a world cultural heritage Japanese Inn with more than 200-year history. We provide you with quiet and peaceful moments as well as authentic atmosphere of old Japan with local food.

As we would like to serve foreign guests better, we have decided to do Air BnB which allow us to communicate in advance. Actually we cannot speak English much so staff we hire for Air BnB will take care of you until you arrive our facility.

If you have any requirements or questions, please ask in Air BnB so that we can serve you better at our place.

Looking forward to seeing you here.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within a day