World Heritage – Suganuma Gassho-style Village

A picturesque village with a sense of antiquity

  • Unwind in a nostalgic Japanese setting

Suganuma Gassho-style Village is a place where you can refresh your spirit and be at peace. Here, not only can you fully savor a traditional Japanese setting surrounding in lush nature, you can also enjoy facilities offering the chance to experience the village’s history and tradition.
In this village surrounded in an abundance of nature, there remain 9 gassho-style homes still active today, including the Gokayama Folk Museum, where one can experience Gokayama’s history and tradition, as well as the Ensho-no-Yakata building, where visitors can gain a sense of the culture and lifestyle of Japan’s forefathers. Although of course great to visit during the day time, the light-up display held each season is simply too good to miss! The magical setting will steal your heart and ensure you fully savor this dream-like land.
The lush natural surrounds, the history and culture passed down through generations and the honest and warm hearts of the people who live here, are bound to appeal to those who visit.

■Private tour - Walk around Gokayama World Heritage Site and join the workshop of handmade Gokayama-Washi (Japanese traditional paper) Tour
*Comming soon by Toyama Tourism Organization

09:30 Dep. Takayama Sta. (Join with Taxi driver)

10:30~13:00 Visit World Heritage Site“Suganuma Gassho Village”
↓ and lunch time

13:10~14:00 Important Cultural Property: Murakami-ke

14:15~15:00 Workshop: Handmade Japanese paper at Gokayama

15:00~16:30 World Cultural Heritage Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village

17:18 Get on the World Heritage Bus at Ainokuraguchi

18:10 Arr. Shirakawa-go

  • Blue sky and cherry blossoms greet you in spring

  • Autumn is not to be missed

  • The light-up display in the snow is a must-see!

World Heritage – Suganuma Gassho-style Village

Address Suganuma, Nanto city, Toyama prefecture 939-1915 
TEL 0763-66-2468 (Gokayama Tourism Association)
Access 40 minutes on the Gokayama-bound bus from Johana station on the JR Johana Line. Alight at the Suganuma bus stop.
2 minutes by car from the Gokayama Interchange of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway.
Parking Approximately 30 car spaces
Parking fee
Large vehicles: 3,000 yen
Small/medium-sized vehicles: 2,000 yen
Normal, light vehicles: 500 yen
Motorcycles/scooters: 100 yen
Official URL
Remarks Enquiries: Nanto City Tourism Office, Tel: 0763-23-2019
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