Historic Villages of Gokayama


Historic Villages of Gokayama is one of the best places to travel in Nanto-shi, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for attractions, hours, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Historic Villages of Gokayama posted by Japanese travelers in the know.
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Largest 'Gassho Zukuri' House Of Iwase Family, That Is A Symbol Of Gokayama, A World Heritage Site

Gokayama has some 'Gassho Zukuri' (steep roofed) houses even now. Among them, a house of Iwase family, you can get the stories of the village's history, the house structure, and look inside the house. Enjoy the glimpse of life of people living at 'Gassho Zukuri' house.

World Heritage Gokayama, The Snow Scenery Of Gassho Zukuri Houses

Goyakama is an area of a world heritage with Shirakawago. Suganuma area and Ainokura area of Gokayama are smaller than Shirakawago, but there are full of the atmosphere of secret countryside with the mountains standing very close! You can see the peaceful country scene of gassho zukuri architectures (historical thatched steep roof).
Suganuma and Ainokura both have parking lot. There're bus from JR Johana Sta. and Takaoka Sta. but you need to confirm the bus timetable. The illumination date changes every year, so check out the web beforehand.

The Village Of World Heritage Site! Houses With Steep Roofs

Nanto-shi locates in the south of Toyama, and has villages of World Heritage Sites registered together with Shirakawa-go in Gifu. There're two famous villages called Ainokura and Suganuma, and both of them are worth visiting.



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