World Heritage Site, Historic Villages of Gokayama

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In Gokayama, which is registered as a Cultural World Heritage, you can find the two villages of Ainokura and Suganuma, which belong to the "Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama" and feature Gassho-zukuri (prayer-hands construction) style architecture. Some facilities offer experiences in Gokayama washi paper making (fee applies).

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World Heritage Site, Historic Villages of Gokayama

World Heritage Site, Historic Villages of Gokayama

Please note that the contents correspond to the information promulgated on 30 September 2015 and may differ from the actual conditions.
All indicated prices basically include taxes.
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Address Ainokura, Nanto City  Suganuma, Nanto City
Access Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village
Ride a World Heritage Bus from JR Takaoka(80 min.) or JR Shin Takaoka(65min) or JR Johana Sta. (25 min.) and get off at Ainokura-guchi bus stop.
It’s a 5 min. walk from the bus stop to Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village.
Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village
Ride a a World Heritage Bus from JR Takaoka(95 min.) or JR Shin Takaoka(80min) or JR Johana Sta. (40 min.) and get off at Suganuma bus stop.
It’s a 1 min. walk from the bus stop to Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village.
Tel 0763-66-2468 (Gokayama Tourist Information Center)
URL http://www.gokayama-info.jp/en/

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