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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


雷太 @lighter235 - 2019-09-16
I already visited Shirakawago last winter, and now it's the time for another gasshou style village in Gokaya… https://t.co/Yv5nkcrCXf
雷太 @lighter235 - 2019-09-16
Gokayama Part 3. Wish the weather would be better so I could stay longer https://t.co/edGTAUQHCf
Joseph O'Connor @josephdoconnor - 2019-09-14
@poloconghaile @Indo_Travel_ The villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama 👌🏼
The Real Japan @TheRealJapan1 - 2019-09-10
I just added a new Pin to Japan : Winter: The villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama in Japan gets covered in 1 to 2… https://t.co/YsTdwDBkzR
Antonia Lovelace @Curator_Antonia - 2019-09-09
Touring Japan now with a stop in the mountains at Gokayama famous for its preserved village houses and then onto th… https://t.co/Fjbu1Z4mEn
Japan Rail Pass @jrailpass - 2019-09-07
#Shirakawago and #Gokayama villages: #TravelGuide https://t.co/Zd37Vpi1Fb Best #destinations provided by the… https://t.co/m64O4n6IoB
Ticket KD @ticketkd - 2019-09-06
Gokayama Ainokura & Shirakawago Bus Tour - - Visit historic villages including two World Heritage Sites with the ut… https://t.co/PX3RVR9FmY
Vlogger Japan @JapanVlogger - 2019-09-02
@JapanRoots @YouTube Thank you for sharing the beautiful video!
My original plan was to travel around Gokayama & Ka… https://t.co/hC7uegfthL
La Vie Zine @laviezine - 2019-08-30
YOKOSO Japan Tour -- The World Heritage Site “Gokayama Gassho style Village” (五箇 ...

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Mr. Kermit @O_ssai - 2019-08-29
Haa! Tell them not to go near Gokayama village o, that is where IPOB special forces are waiting to arrest Buhari o.… https://t.co/v3NbYW9n17
Zielia Destinations @ZieliaDesti - 2019-08-28
The picturesque port of Fushiki-Toyama, Japan has so much to explore! The UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Gokaya… https://t.co/ItWpYrr8Rx
jpling_botEN @jpling_botEN - 2019-08-18
The System of Benefactive Verbs Gokayama Dialect: The Process of Change from “non Empathical Verbs” to “Empathical… https://t.co/gVMCmxoCwF
Rhonda Krause @TravelYesPlease - 2019-08-17
Gokayama, Japan- Enjoying Historic Architecture and Traditional Crafts in Ainokura Village https://t.co/Z9vcVJyC0M #VisitJapan #travel #ttot
Mikael Leppä @rollofunk - 2019-08-07
@Nictos It's been fun to follow you visiting exactly the same Kanazawa spots as my wife and I went to a few weeks a… https://t.co/reuP4PKSep
Nictos @Nictos - 2019-08-07
@rollofunk Ha! We went to both, hitting Gokayama first.
jpling_botEN @jpling_botEN - 2019-08-06
The System of Benefactive Verbs Gokayama Dialect: The Process of Change from “non Empathical Verbs” to “Empathical… https://t.co/RE7UWFxaTC
The Real Japan @TheRealJapan1 - 2019-08-02
Walking Around Ainokura Village, Gokayama:

Japan's Wonders | 日本 @JapansWonders - 2019-07-31
Repost: doragon_rider https://t.co/9w40Z3GwTL

#Japan #Toyama #Gokayama #富山 #五箇山 #AestheticJapan #JapanBeauty… https://t.co/NKvdPubQV2
Visit Japan @Visit_Japan - 2019-07-31
In Kanazawa, Gokayama, Shirakawa-go, Takayama and Matsumoto, there are multiple sites that have received a th… https://t.co/MQxkbUDyYD
Visit Japan @Visit_Japan - 2019-07-31
These include Kenroku-en Garden, the old townscape of Hida-Takayama, the national treasure Matsumoto Castle,… https://t.co/m1HDxE5TFg
Mikael Leppä @rollofunk - 2019-07-30
Gokayama or Gokasan. Depends on who you ask, apparently. #TimeTravel #Japan https://t.co/yLcLmg534k
MOC Builder @mocbuilder - 2019-07-28
Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, Japan
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John Lee @johnleewriter - 2019-07-23
Travel writer finds a plan B when the weather turns bad in Gokayama, Japan https://t.co/f4JWpGA3tP
The Real Japan @TheRealJapan1 - 2019-07-23
Walking Around Ainokura Village, Gokayama

Entering Ainokura is like stepping back in time. There's less than 30 ho… https://t.co/LnxCVpTPUI
Nobuyuki Ikeda【photographer】 @daitikaworu - 2019-07-21
This is a folk song handed down to my hometown.
It is called 'Kokiriko'.
'Kokiriko' is the oldest folk s… https://t.co/I5UwMp6D4G
Christian Clark @christianbclark - 2019-07-17
Hard Work in Paradise - Softpomz thinks it's so easy @ Spring in Gokayama LOL - https://t.co/A3mcqwsNNY
jpling_botEN @jpling_botEN - 2019-07-17
The System of Benefactive Verbs Gokayama Dialect: The Process of Change from “non Empathical Verbs” to “Empathical… https://t.co/WZy2tDFK5f
Rhonda Krause @TravelYesPlease - 2019-07-16
Gokayama, Japan- Enjoying Historic Architecture and Traditional Crafts in Ainokura Village https://t.co/Zxyj1i9yr7 #VisitJapan #travel #ttot
Caroline 🍜 @cvodb - 2019-07-13
Gashō-houses in Ainokura, Gokayama. One of three villages that feature this particular type of ‘praying hands’-shap… https://t.co/e9DZUOeCJw
Tokyo Outsider 🌏 🇪🇺 @tokyo_0 - 2019-07-13
On TBS right now, Yo Hitoto singing Hanamizuki in Gokayama, one of my favourite places in Japan 💗


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