I traveled to Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) and Gokayama (Toyama Prefecture) for three days and two nights. This was my first visit to Hokuriku District and I felt unique atmosphere there. In this article, I will write about Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village in Gokayama as part of Day 3.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Kanazawa Station, Omi-cho Market and Oyama Jinja Shrine
* Day 1 (2) Buke Yashiki District, 21st Century Museum and D.T. Suzuki Museum
* Day 1 (3) Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station (Illumination)
* Day 2 (1) Kenrokuen Garden
* Day 2 (2) Kanazawa Castle Park
* Day 2 (3) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District
* Day 2 (4) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District (Light-up)
* Day 3 (1) Gokayama: Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village [This article]
* Day 3 (2) Gokayama: Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village
* Day 3 (3) Kanazawa Station
It was the third day of my trip to Kanazawa and Gokayama for three days and two nights. To begin with, here are photos of Tsuzumi-mon at Kanazawa station in the morning.
On the third day, I went for a day excursion trip to Gokayama.
What is Gokayama?
Gokayama is located in Nanto city, Toyama prefecuture, and has two Gassho-zukuri Village, Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village and Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village. The village was registered as registered as a World Heritage site in 1995. Since I found it took about one hour from Kanazawa to Gokayama by bus, I decided to include Gokayama into my trip.
This was the bus I rode.
On the way to Gokayama.
Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village
As I mentioned above, there are two Gassho-zukuri Villages in Gokayama and I visited Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village, first.
View from a road, which was located above the village.
You also can see such a beautiful scenery.
Now I approached to the village.
Let’s start strolling!
It should be tranquil and rustic landscape.
I left Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village just for the time being and moved to Gokayama Gassho-no-sato, which was about five minute walk from Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village.
Gokayama Gassho-no-sato has several facilities for restaurants and accommodations.
There remain 13 Gassho-zukuri houses there.
In addition to Gassho-zukuri houses, you can see natural scenery there.
Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village
I returned to Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village.
Lunch at “Arai”.
I had Gonbei-mochi and Gokayama Tofu Sashimi, which were local favorite.
After lunch, I visited Gokayama Folk museum.
I also stopped by a cafe.
View from the cafe.
Then, I moved to Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village, another Gassho-zukuri Village in Gokayama, and I will write about it in the next article.
That’s it for the article about Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village in Gokayama as part of Day 3. In terms of Gassho-zukuri Village, you may know Shirakawa-go, which is also designated as a World Heritage Site. Compared to Shirakawa-go, Gokayama is less developed, but less crowded. So, you can feel more tranquil atmosphere 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village in Gokayama.
Gokayama Tourist Information Center (English)
Gokayama,Shirakawa-go,Takayama ｜HOKURIKU RAIL ROAD (English)