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GIT
Melbourne, Australia464 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We spent 30mins here taking photos and looking through the Gassho houses. There are simple houses and local villagers selling souvenirs here. View is pretty and less crowded. The hike around the village is also simple to do for older folks and highly recommended. Come here if you wish to stay away from the tourists at Shirakawa-go.
Written 18 April 2019
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Emily_G_Scott
Sydney, Australia380 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Gokayama is the smaller version of Shirakawago, with lesser no. of gasso houses. Unless you have your own transport and a full day, otherwise, just head straight to Shirakawago.

I went to one of the two villages called Suganuma. It’s quiet and not much activities. Some houses selling souvenirs and the rest are not opened. There are no crops in the field, perhaps it has past harvesting time.

If you like to avoid crowds and just want to see and photograph gasso house, this is a good place.
Written 16 April 2019
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_smithjason88
Zhangzhou, China47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Went there for the Traditional light up. Well worth the trip. It is cold and plenty of snow. Highly recommend you stop by the spas a couple times
Written 13 February 2019
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wsantoso
Melbourne, Australia132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
Although it’s much smaller than Shirakawa-go, it is a very good choice for people who prefer peaceful destinations without the big tourist crowds. Should definitely put on the list if visiting Takayama or Toyama area in winter.
Written 31 January 2019
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Natalia T
Singapore, Singapore2,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Friends
Gokayama is made up of two areas, Suganuma Village and the Gokayama Gassho no Sato. They are quieter than Shirakawago and you don't have to jostle with the crowds; and can take your time to appreciate the place.
Written 26 November 2018
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IsaacGBerkovsky
Mexico City, Mexico361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
This small village about an hour away from Kanazawa, will prove to be a fantastic 1 to 2 hours stay for any visitor interested in discovering a Japanese farming community listed a World Heritage site.

It’s houses are famous for its praying hands shaped roofs.

A local artist’s shop is a great place to learn how rice paper is made and even take part in the preparation of such.

There are a couple of elevated view points which will provide you with great panoramic photos of the whole village.
Written 27 October 2018
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Elena E
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Couples
I really love the nature here! It is so beautiful and calm. The houses are really interesting because you can see how people in the past lived.
Written 30 July 2018
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David V.
Tubize, Belgium72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Friends
Feel free to visit anytime and always be surprised by the traditional landscape of Gokayama. The people if this town are still living in there and cultivate their rice which makes it even more authentic.
Written 24 June 2018
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Jayne J
Mackay, Australia2,662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
In contrast to Shirakawa-go this heritage listed village is small and a gem as there are hardly any tourists there. There is a carpark and one takes a lift or walks down to the village. It is peaceful and in a tranquil setting. Wandering around towards the woods you spy a small shrine. Running water abounds and adds to this relaxing place in the heart of Japan. Both villages do not have any entry fees but one must pay for parking.
Written 31 May 2018
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Judi L
Denver, CO690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
This is an interesting place to visit for see a unique culture lifestyle and the architecture of a small mountain village. Located in the forested countryside outside Kanazawa, Japan you will see the distinctive architectural style known as gassho-zukuri. This is characterized by steeply pitched thatched roof that are striking and elegant. Here you can also visit a paper workshop and learn how to make washi - a thick fibrous paper made from mulberry bad. The scenery is stunning. The mountains reminded me of Colorado.
Written 15 May 2018
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