Myozenji Museum

Myozenji Museum
Voice Guide of Spot Introduction
Page last updated: Feb, 21, 2023
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Jason Surguine

The Myozenji Museum displays ancient, everyday tools of the region.
The “Gassho-Zukuri” building was built by Takayama's famous carpenter Yosuke Yamamura around the year 1817. At 15 meters tall and five stories high, this is the tallest “Gassho-Zukuri” building in the region, which is also designated as an important cultural property because it was built without using any nails.
This building also has a unique visitors room called “idei”, and there are two more visitor rooms called “kuchi no idei” and “oku no idei,” suggesting there were many visitors.
Local folk items displayed at the museum include cooking utensils, agricultural tools and woodwork furniture. Visitors can clearly imagine the early lifestyles in “Gassho-Zukuri” buildings.
Everyday tools, especially the blackened rice cookers, are left in an extremely good condition.
Visitors can look out over the first floor from the upper stories of the building, and the entire view, including the fireplace creates a nostalgic feeling of a typical family’s everyday life in ancient Japan.

Information of Spot Detail


679 Ogi-machi, Shirakawa Village, Ohno Gun, Gifu

Telephone Number


Spot Types

Importantcultural property, Museums

Business Hours

April - November: 8:30 to 17:00
December - March: 9:00 to 16:00

Regular Holiday

Irregular closing days


Adults 300 yen, Children 100 yen


50 minute drive from the Shokawa Interchange on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway
2 hour bus ride on the Kaetsuno Railway from the JR Takasaki Station, 10 minute walk from the Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal

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