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Ogimachi

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Ogimachi
The Essential
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Ogimachi is the quintessential gassho-zukuri village, where no less than 60 of these typical farmhouses of the Shirakawa-go Valley form a superb ensemble that you can survey from the viewpoint of Shiroyama Tenbodai. Ahead of their time in the bioclimatic stakes, the houses face north-south and are designed to withstand the onslaught of the elements. Don't miss the Wada House or the open-air museum that exhibits some 20 examples.