At Gero Onsen Gassho-mura, 10 gassho-zukuri (thatched) houses have been transferred from places like Shirakawa-go to form a precious outdoor museum which recreates a mountain settlement from former times,
and offers a glimpse into what life might have been like for its inhabitants. Among the structures transferred is the Odo House, a nationally designated Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property.
The village is also home to the Iwasaki House (a folk museum) and the Toyama House with Itakura storehouse. Both of these nationally registered Tangible Cultural Properties are open to the public.
Other attractions include workshops where you can try your hand at making ceramic art, patterned washi (Japanese paper) and other traditional crafts, a restaurant where you can savor the flavors of Hida, and "Saijiki no Mori", a forest of Japanese cherry blossom and maple trees on a hill overlooking the village. Gassho-mura is a warm and friendly "village with a heart", where the simple spirit of the people of Hida lives on.
Opening hours / Holidays
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last admission at 4:30 p.m
Open all year round.
※ Sometimes closed for special circumstances
※ December 31st, January 1st and 2nd: Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2369 Mori, Gero-shi, Gifu, 509-2202
Admission fee (per person, including tax)
|Category||Individuals||Groups(20 persons or more)||Groups(50 persons or more)||Groups(100 persons or more)|
|Adults||800 yen||720 yen||640 yen||560 yen|
|Children||400 yen||360 yen||320 yen||280 yen|
※ Adults(senior high school students or older)
※ Children(elementary / junior high school students)
※ Half-price admission for persons holding a physical or mental disability certificate or a rehabilitation certificate, and for one accompanying carer. Please present certificate at the admissions window.
Admission fee for theaters / gardens
(※ Separate admission to Gassho-mura required)
Shirasagiza Adults / children (aged 3 and over) 300 yen
Mori no SuberidaiSlide 100 yen per turn (children aged 3 and over)