Learn about one of Gokayama’s major industries of the past – Ensho

  • Ensho-no-Yakata is opposite Gokayama Folk Museum

Ensho-no-Yakata is a valuable place which conveys the lifestyle of the villagers’ ancestors to the people of the present and teaches about an industry of old.
This museum provides an exhibition about the manufacturing of Ensho (an ingredient of black gunpowder), which was once the greatest industry of Gokayama back in the Kaga Domain of the Edo period. It is an annex to the adjacent Gokayama Folk Musuem.
The processes from production to shipment have been reproduced with simplicity in the doll corner and shadow puppetry corner.
Why not take a look back in time to the way the craftsmen of yesteryear went about their trade in the magnificent natural surroundings of real country Japan?

  • See the scenes of yesteryear as they were

  • Let’s learn about Gokayama’s industrial history!

  • The trees at the back create a different atmosphere


Address 134 Suganuma, Nanto city, Toyama prefecture 939-1973
TEL 0763-67-3262
Trading hours 9:00 to 16:00
Non-trading hours December 29th to January 3rd
Price Adults: 300 yen, elementary & junior high school students: 150 yen, 20% off for groups of 30 or more
* Shared ticket with Gokayama Folk Museum.
Access 40 minutes on the Gokayama-bound bus from Johana station on the JR Johana Line. Alight at the Suganuma bus stop and walk 2 minutes.
2 minutes by car from the Gokayama Interchange of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway.
Parking 500 yen (Motorcycles/scooters: 100 yen, small/medium-sized vehicles: 2,000 yen, large vehicles: 3,000 yen)
Official URL http://www.city.nanto.toyama.jp/cms-sypher/www/section/detail.jsp?id=224
Remarks Enquiries: Nanto City Hall Kamihira Administration Center, Tel: 0763-67-3211
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