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Travel Guide - Gokayama


Gokayama is a prefectural natural park including Kamitaira, Taira and Toga villages. In this area there are many houses preserved in the classical Japanese country style dating from the 17th century. Its architectural style is called "Gasho-zukuri". The two hamlets of Ainokura and Suganuma, where these houses are concentrated, were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1995 along with Shirakawa-go, another Gassho-zukuri houses hamlet several kilometers away from Gokayama.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Information Center: 9:00 - 17:00


  • Information Center: No Closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 120 minutes from JR Takaoka Station by the bus bound for Gokayama / Shirakawa-go.
  • 30 minutes from JR Johana Station by the bus bound for Gokayama / Shirakawa-go.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 754, Kaminashi, Nanto-shi, Toyama, 939-1914


I Love Japan @ jnto @jntocanada - 2020-01-16
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Takeshi Hayakawa @PrimoFiume - 2020-01-14
@Kir_penchest Gokayama is located in Toyama but it’s not far from Shirakawago. It’s also nice. :)
Emailflights.com @Emailflights - 2020-01-13
Having traditional Gasshō-Zukuri Houses, Gokayama is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Japan.

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Takeshi Hayakawa @PrimoFiume - 2020-01-13
@Kir_penchest This winter is too warm to snow.
Have you been to Gokayama?
andalamada @andalamada - 2020-01-12
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FunaMari JAPAN @FunamariJ - 2020-01-11

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Rhonda Krause @TravelYesPlease - 2020-01-11
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I Love Japan @ jnto @jntocanada - 2020-01-10
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FunaMari JAPAN @FunamariJ - 2020-01-08
It is a World Heritage Site in Japan.
I felt Gokayama very sacred.

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Lookbyfare @lookbyfare - 2020-01-05
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Rhonda Krause @TravelYesPlease - 2020-01-02
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Aaron Campbell @AaronCampbellNZ - 2019-12-31
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Yusuke Iwakawa @yiwakawa - 2019-12-30
@TurrellMika I miss the deep mountain side.
Marco Bernardini @narsete - 2019-12-28
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Tetsu Ozawa @tetsu_ozawa - 2019-12-22
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五箇山総合案内所 @gokayamatourist - 2019-12-22
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Travel Lover @Travel_Love__rr - 2019-12-17
The Shirakawa-go (白川郷, Shirakawagō) and neighboring Gokayama (五箇山) regions, declared a UNESCO world heritage site i… https://t.co/AXHzc2X7xx
Juhan Kamaruddin @JuhanKamaruddin - 2019-12-15
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Jensen Chua @Jensen_chua - 2019-12-13
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Juhan Kamaruddin @JuhanKamaruddin - 2019-12-13
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jpling_botEN @jpling_botEN - 2019-12-11
The System of Benefactive Verbs Gokayama Dialect: The Process of Change from “non Empathical Verbs” to “Empathical… https://t.co/gQaGKda9D7
Rhonda Krause @TravelYesPlease - 2019-12-10
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Dank Arif @arif_dank - 2019-12-09
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OnxyBlack @Onxy_Blac - 2019-12-08
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Visit Japan @Visit_Japan - 2019-12-07
Highlighting Japan @HighlightingJ - 2019-12-06
A Living Museum
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neighboring Gifu Prefecture’s #Shirakawago
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Rhonda Krause @TravelYesPlease - 2019-12-06
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