A gassho (thatched) village of 10 houses, transferred from Shirakawa-go and elsewhere to recreate the landscape of Japan as it once was.
The village consists of two zones, "Gassho no Sato" and "Saijiki no Mori", each showing aspects of the culture and way of life of the Hida region. Through the many wild and cultivated plants, visitors can really feel the four seasons of Japan.

Village Map
  • 1). "Folk Museum" A museum focusing on folk tools.
  • 2). Fufu Sugi" A power spot for love and marriage. As the name ("Husband and Wife Cedar") suggests, taking your picture in front of the tree will help you be even happier together - or so it's said!
  • 3). "Gassho no Ashiyu" A footbath (ashiyu) of the Gero Onsen hot spring.
  • 4). "Takehara Puppet Theater" Traditional Japanese puppet theater.
  • 5). "Itakura" A wooden storehouse, and nationally registered Cultural Property.
  • 6). "Odo House" A nationally designated Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property.
  • 7). "Kaeru no Yakata" Rest spot
  • 8). "Hida Workshop" Try your hand at ceramic art or patterned washi.
  • 9). "Enkukan" The 1st floor is an exhibit about the monk Enku (1632 - 1695). Wooden images of Buddha made by him are displayed on the 2nd floor.
  • 10). "Ichikura" Restaurant (fresh-water fish, ramen)
  • 11). "Takahashi Shrine" Dedicated to Shinto gods of cooking
  • 12). "Kaeru Shrine" Dedicate to frogs Gero's original frog shrine, where people pray for divine favor.
  • 13). "Banko-an" A teahouse and gallery
  • 14). "Mori no Suberidai" A 175-meter roller slide
  • 15). "Tenbo Rest Spot" A rest spot on high ground overlooking the Gero landscape.
  • 16). "Miharashidai" The highest location in Gassho-mura
  • 17). "Chaya" Restaurant (soba, noodles)
  • 18). "Shirasagiza" Shadow play theater Traditional folk tales of the region.
  • 19). "Gassho Shop" Souvenirs