Gassho Village of Gero Onsen

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Gassho Village of Gero Onsen (下呂温泉合掌村) is the open-air Gassho style house museum located in Gero Onsen. There are 10 Gassho Houses removed from Shirakawa-go and other places. They restores the site of middle age village of Japan. Inside of Gassho Houses also displays the lifestyle and tools of those old ages. Some of the houses have experiencing Japanese traditional craft works such as ceramics. The eastern area of this village is called "Saijiki no Mori," literary means the forest of seasons' events. You can enjoy seasonable flowers, especially Sakura there is very beautiful.

Tourist Info.
Admission: 800 yen for adult, 400 yen for kids. There is a group discount from 30 persons.
Theatre: 300 yen.
The slide: 100 yen. (minimum age 3)
Open: 8:30 to 17:00
There is a parking.

0. at Tajimi Station.
1. use JR Ota Line to Mino-Ota (30 min.)
2. use JR Takayama Line to Gero (1 hr. 20 min.)
3. use local bus to Gasshomura.

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Detailed Travel Guide

Shirasagi Theatre
This huge Gassho House is a theatre which play Shadow picture showcase. They play local fairy tail.

The Ohdo's House
The Ohdo's House was built in 1833. This Gassho house is 21m wide, 12.3m deep and 13m tall which is very huge for Gassho style House. The record said, it took 13 years to finish its construction. It is designated as the national important cultural assets. In side of this house displays the life and tools of late Edo period.

Iwasaki House
... is another Gassho house in this village. It is registered as national cultural assets. It is a folk craft museum.

Toyama House
... is Gassho House also registered as national cultural assets.

Ashiyu and Teyu
There are Foot Onsen and Hand Onsen.

... is a gift shop which offers you the local foods and souvenirs.

There are experiencing for: painting of ceramics and designing on Washi papers.

Saijiki no Mori
On the eastern area is a flower mountain. It has many beautiful Sakura and Momiji trees. In Spring, Sakura bloom beautiful cherry blossom. In Autumn, Momiji and Sakura have beautiful Koyo.

... is a tea house. This tea house has great traditional interior and great tea in traditional way.

175m long slide.