Gokayama Village, Japan

About Gokayama Village:- Gokayama is the area within the city of Nanto in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. The architectural style in the Gokayama is all in terms of lifestyle and culture which remained very traditional for many more years to come and many of the houses has surpassed 300 years in age. The former villages of Taira, Kamitaira and Toga makes the Gassho hamlet of Ainokura which is located in Taira and the Suganuma is in Kamitaria with nationally designated historic sites. The historic village and city is most visited and internationally associated with Alberobello in Italy as the twin towns or sister cities.

How can reach:- Gokayama Villages are located in area of the Nanto city, Toyama Prefecture in Japan country.

It is exact 377.8 KM far from Tokyo city which is direct connected to Takaoka city by express trains.

"Toyama Airport" where tourists can get domestic flights and some international flights to China and south Korea direct. It is just 62.7 KM far from UNESCO world heritage site villages.

Nearest Major Airport:- "Toyama Airport" provides domestic flights along with some international flights to China and South Korea. It is just 62.7 KM distance from Ainokura village (UNESCO world heritage site).

Nearest Railway Station:- Takaoka Station - Toyama Line, Himi Line & Johana Line (47.4 KM). Tourists can get trains here to different cities of the Japan country.

Bus Services:- Buses are available from "Toyama Airport" (62.7 KM) to Gokayama villages tour.

Taxi Services:- Taxis are available from "Toyama Airport" (62.7 KM) to Gokayama villages tour.

Visit Timings:- Gokayama Villages

Spring (March to May)

Summer (June to August)

Autumn (September to November)

Winter (December to February).

Famous villages:- Taira, Kamitaira, Ainokura and Toga

UNESCO World Heritage site:- since 1995

Location:- Nanto, Toyama, Japan (Central).

Tourist Attractions:- Old traditional Thatched Houses Villages, clean water, walking in forest, mountain hiking, Japan traditional farming, fishing, swimming in natural water.

Things to Do:- Snow falling enjoyment, walking, shopping, participate traditional cultural activities, spend night in traditional villages, mountain hiking, fishing.

Nanto Weather Temperature

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) -0.1 -0.3 2.2 7.2 12.6 17.4 21.5 22.9 18.8 12.4 6.8 2.4
Average High (℃) 6.0 6.8 10.9 17.3 21.9 25.1 29.0 30.9 26.5 21.1 15.3 9.6

Nearest Accommodations:- Hitohada no yado gawakin, Yumetsuzuri Hotel, Genenrou Hotel, Jinzu Gorges Kasuga hot spring Yu-thoria Etchu, oomaki Hotel, River Retreat Garaku, Gokayamaonsenko Shukushagokasanso, Sakuragaike kuagaden, Fukuno Town Hotel A Mieux, Yoshinoya, Toyoko Inn, super hotel, Takaoka Manten Hotel Ekimae, Daibutsu Ryokan, kadokyu, Apa Hotel Takaoka-Marunouchi.

Distances from Nanto:-

Tokyo City : 377.8 KM

Osaka City : 338.7 KM

Nagoya City : 198.1 KM

Kyoto City : 288.2 KM

Kagoshima City : 1166.1 KM