Nationaly-Designated Important Cultural Property Murakamike

Gather around the irori fire pit and fully enjoy Gokayama history

  • Murakamike offers not only architectural beauty, but also traditional performing arts

The Murakamike house located in the center of Gokayama is a special place where one can fully enjoy all that Gokayama has to offer at once through not only the exterior and interior of the structure, but also the garden and traditional performing arts.
Murakamike house is one of the main representative buildings in Gokayama conveying the architectural style of yesteryear to people of the present, and has been designated as a national important cultural property. This building, which conveys approximately 400 years of history, has several thousands of folklore materials on display. Visitors can sit around the fire pit and sip herbal tea while listening to the owner’s explanations. If you book in advance, you can even watch a “Kokiriko” dance and “Straw Hat” dance!
Moreover, the rose of winter tree estimated to be 300 years old growing in the garden is named “Gokayama-shibori”, and has bloomed beautiful flowers every year, carefully watching over Murakamike down through the centuries.

  • A quaint entrance conveying 400 years of history

  • Listen to explanations while gathered around the fire pit

  • The rose of winter blooms magnificent flowers in the garden

Nationaly-Designated Important Cultural Property Murakamike

Address 742 Kaminashi, Nanto city, Toyama prefecture 939-1914
TEL 0763-66-2711
Trading hours 8:30 - 17:00 (9:00 – 16:00 from Jan to Mar) Time may vary depending on the season
Non-trading hours Wednesday (open on public holidays and Sundays)
Price Adults: 300 yen, elementary & junior high school students: 150 yen
Groups of 30 or more – adults: 240 yen, elementary & junior high school students: 120 yen
Access 30 minutes on the Gokayama-bound bus from Johana station on the JR Johana Line. Alight at the Hiramurakaminashi station.
10 minutes by car along National Highway 156 from the Gokayama Interchange of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Parking Public car park available.
40 spaces (10 bus spaces)
Official URL http://www.murakamike.jp/index.html
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