The Little Village That's a World Heritage Site
Gokayama has been referred to as a "primal scene" of Japan and UNESCO recognized Gokayama as a World Heritage Site for its collection of thatched-roof houses. The houses were built to withstand the snowy environments of Gokayama. Visiting Gokayama is a great chance to experience traditional singing and dancing as well. Get a taste of life as it was 100 years ago and try out the most famous local dish, Gokayama Tofu.
754 Kaminashi, Nanto, Toyama, 939-1914
JR Limited Express Shirasagi (platform 4) Nagoya-Kanazawa (3h) JR Hokuriku Shinkansen Kanazawa-Shin Takaoka (15m) Go to the bus stop (platform 4) after taking the south exit at Shin Takaoka station. Sekai Isan bus Shin Takaoka -Suganuma (75m)
Visitors Center, Gyuutokuji and Itokukan 9am-5pm Lifestyle Center, Village Center 9am–4pm Iwase House 8am–5pm
Open Year-Round excluding New Year's holidays Lifestyle Center closed in winter Gyutokuji and Itokukan open April thru November
Gokayama Folk Museum/Nantoshiritsuenshonoyakata Adults ¥300 Junior/High School ¥150 Iwase House Adults ¥300 Elementary/Junior High ¥150 Gyotokuji/Itokukan Adults ¥200 Children ¥100
|Travel time||2–3 hours|