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Gero Onsen Gassho-mura (Gero Hot Springs Gassho Village)

An open-air museum with 10 gassho houses, recreating the nostalgic Japanese mountain village scenery.

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Open-air museum, resource center, experience facility

One of the sightseeing areas that must be visited at Gero Hotsprings, " Gero Onsen Gassho-mura," is an important open-air museum where valuable gassho-style private houses are relocated and gathered from the world heritage site Shirakawa-go.

The village is made up of two zones: "Gassho no Sato" where the old-style living of the village could be seen, and "Saijiki no Mori" where seasonal flowers and wildflowers are in full bloom.

The "Gassho no Sato" is a reproduction of the nationally designated important cultural property, "Former Oto Family Residence,” with 10 gassho houses to replicate the village. In addition to "Old Iwasaki Family,” a nationally registered tangible cultural property open to the public as a folk museum displaying farm tools and folk tools, there is a hands-on workshop where you can experience making pottery and Japanese paper, as well as the Enkukan, a collection of Enku Buddha, the Hida Takahashi Shrine, which enshrines the god of cooking, and foot baths and restaurants at Gero Onsen.

If you would like to leisurely enjoy the nature of the mountain village, take a trip to "Saijiki no Mori". You can experience the seasonal atmosphere of cherry blossoms, fresh greenery, and autumn leaves while strolling through the forest, A stop-by would be nice at the 175m long roller slider, old folk house cafes, and the "Kaeru Shrine" where frogs are enshrined as gods.

Highlights

  • Reproduced the village with 10 gassho houses relocated from Shirakawa-go.
  • The largest gassho house in the village, "Former Oto Family Residence," is a must-see. The interiors could be observed as well.
  • In addition, there are many other facilities to be visited, such as the folk museum using the gassho-style house, a hands-on workshop, a teahouse, and a footbath.
  • A walk-in "Saijiki no Mori" and the thrilling slide is also a recommendation.

Photos

  • "Gassho no Sato" where precious gassho houses are gathered.

    "Gassho no Sato" where precious gassho houses are gathered.

  • At the "Former Oto Family Residence", you can experience the old-style life by the open hearth.

    At the "Former Oto Family Residence", you can experience the old-style life by the open hearth.

  • "Hida Workshop" where you can enjoy various experiences

    "Hida Workshop" where you can enjoy various experiences

  • There is a walking path in "Saijiki no Mori."

    There is a walking path in "Saijiki no Mori."

  • The "Forest Slide" built by the slope of the mountain is popular even amongst adults.

    The "Forest Slide" built by the slope of the mountain is popular even amongst adults.

  • An old folk house cafe, "Banko-an," in "Saijiki no Mori"

    An old folk house cafe, "Banko-an," in "Saijiki no Mori"

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  • 丁亮

    規模比合掌村小很多。

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Details

Name in Japanese
下呂温泉合掌村
Postal Code
509-2202
Address
2369 Mori, Gero City, Gifu
Telephone
0576-25-2239
Holidays
Open every day *Some parts of the village may be temporarily closed.
Business Hours
8:30am-5:00 pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
* From December 31st to January 2nd, 9:00am-4:00pm
Admission
Adults 800 yen, Elementary and Middle School Students 400 yen
Directions
4 minutes on the Nohi Bus on the Gassho Mura line from Jr Takayama Main Line Gero Station, and get off at the Gassho Mura Bus Stop
Credit Cards
Accepted (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, Diners Club, DISCOVER, UnionPay)
Official Website
Official Website (English)