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Shirakawa-go's Yamamoto-ya

Restaurant in spring and summer, guesthouse in winter

The World Heritage Site, Shirakawa-go, is famous for its Gassho-zukuri houses (a traditional house with a rafter roof). Yamamoto-ya, located in the heart of Shirakawa-go, is a lovely Gassho-zukuri house. Luckily, we happened to find this amazing restaurant just after we arrived here. We ordered bukkake (cold soba with sesame and pickled plum) and a Lady’s Set, which includes cold soba, a small dish of stewed tofu and beef, and three pieces of bracken mochi. The soba was quite thin and felt good going down. The stewed tofu and beef was also good.

Yamamoto-ya serves soba at lunchtime (11:00 AM to 2:00 PM) from mid April to late November. And in winter, it becomes a guesthouse. You can make a reservation for an overnight stay by phone or through the Internet. They begin taking reservations for December in November. Reservation: TEL 05769-6-1064

Shirakawa-go Video Series:

  1. Walking around Shirakawa-go: Refreshed by a variety of sounds of nature
  2. Unique Experience in Shirakawa-go: Enjoy traditional Japanese life at “Magoemon” Inn
  3. Shirakawa-go’S Yamamoto-ya: Restaurant in spring and summer, guesthouse in winter
  4. Wada House, Biggest in Shirakawa-go: A glimpse at village life in the old days
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