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Gokayama Gassho-style village

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Take one step and slip back in time to the unspoiled landscape of the Gokayama Ainokura Gassho-style village which is located at the southwestern tip of Toyama Prefecture, Nanto city where the traditional houses are called “Gassho-zukuri(Gassho-style)” with the thatched roof. The architectural style was originally developed many years ago. Gassho-style village is registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site along with Shirakawa-go. You forget time, and get surrounded by the scenery of the four seasons, you find yourself tranquil for some reason. The village is lit up daily and for every season, and is not to be missed! Captivated by this fantastic space, you find it incredibly satisfying.

Gokayama Ainokura Gassho-style village which is located at the southwestern tip of Toyama Prefecture, Nanto city and there are the traditional houses are called “Gassho-zukuri(Gassho-style)”.

Things to See in Gokayama Gassho-style village

Taking in the entire view of Ainokura from the observation area overlooking the village, you know you want to visit there. The thatched roof houses built in the Gassho style has a very precious design of traditional houses which can only be found in this part of Japan, with 23 Gassho-style buildings in existence in Ainokura Gassho village. There are some traditional cultures in Gokayama Gassho-style village that you can experience such as folk dance and music. Why not forget about daily life and spend some quiet time taking in a traditional lifestyle in a small village in the mountains?

There are some traditional cultures in Gokayama Gassho-style village that you can experience such as folk dance and music.

How to Get to Gokayama Gassho-style village

There are some ways to get to Gokayama Gassho-style village and one of the options is by a bullet train, local train and bus. You can take Hokuriku Shinkansen(bullet train) from Tokyo station and get off at Toyama station then take Ainokaze Toyama Railway to Takaoka station. From there, you need to get to Johana station by JR Johana Line and take the World heritage bus to World heritage Gokayama Ainokuraguchi.

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Best season

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