Gokayama (Historic Village), Toyama

It still keep old days and not to change the figure of “the living”, a “Gassho-zukuri” village of the world heritage site, “Gokayama”. “Original scenery of Japan” spreads in two villages of “Gokayama” among the village-vicinity mountain where you feel nostalgic and rustic.

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Gokayama, which is located along Shogawa at the west end of the south of Toyama, is the area that is full of nature. There are a row of the building of Gassho-zukuri, quiet mountain scenery, and being dotted with small mountain villages.

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Among them, Ainokura village and Suganuma village were designated “a world heritage” in 1995 with Shirakawa-gou village. it was granted the highest rank of three stars of “Michelin Green Guide Japon” in 2009. Many tourist come this cultural heritage which represent Japan.

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Gassho-zukuri of “Suganuma village” and “Ainokura village” is built in the unique style of architecture typical of heavy snowfall area with a solid feeling.
Even when the same term of “Gassho-zukuri” was used, the slant of a roof varies. Because the snow of Gokayama include a lot of moisture and is heavy, it becomes the high-pitched roof so that snow is easy to slide down below.

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There is the experience-based menu like making handmade washi (traditional Japanese paper) in the buildings of Gassho-zukuri as knowing the traditional culture of this area.

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Information

Name:Gokayama (Historic Village)
Adresse:Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village
Ainokura Nanto, Toyama 939-1915 Japan

Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village
Suganuma 436 Nanto, Toyama 939-1973 Japan
Access:Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village
JR Johana-sen Line “Johana-eki Station” (25 minutes by bus)

Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village
JR Johana-sen Line “Johana-eki Station” (45 minutes by bus)
Tel:(+81)763-66-2468 (Gokayama Tourist Information Center)
Official site:http://www.gokayama-info.jp/

Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village

Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village


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