Iwase Residence

300 years of history behind the largest Gassho-style house in Gokayama

  • The Iwase Residence standing in the magnificent nature of mountain village

The Iwase Residence has stood unchanged in a beautiful mountain village setting for 300 years. Built as a 5-floor Gassho-style structure 300 years ago, it apparently had 35 family members living there together until the Meiji Period and is now the largest surviving Gassho-style house in Japan. You can sit around a hearth listening to a talk about Gassho-style or do a tour of the attic. souvenir gifts are also available to buy.

  • Beautifully illuminated in the winter

  • Looks like it was from an earlier age

  • Beautiful contrast between the blue sky and the rice ears

Iwase Residence

Address 857-1 Nishiakaomachi, Nanto, Toyama, 939-1977
TEL 0763-67-3338 (Iwase House)
Trading hours 8:00-17:00
Non-trading hours Open every day
Price Adults ¥300, primary school and junior high school students ¥150. In groups of 30 or more, adults ¥240, primary school and junior high school students ¥120.
Access 25 minutes by bus to Nishiakao (Direction Gokayama) from Johana Station (JR Johana Line)
2 minutes by car from the Gokayama Interchange on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway
Parking 30 cars
Cost of parking:Free
Official URL http://www.iwaseke.jp/
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