World Cultural Heritage Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village世界遺産 菅沼合掌造り集落
This historic village is a two-minute drive from Gokayama Interchange. Nine gassho-zukuri style homes have been preserved in a setting surrounded by a rich natural environment that evokes images of a bygone era. The oldest of the homes were built in the late Edo period. The Ensho no Yakata (gunpowder mansion) features exhibits on creation of unpowder, which was Gokayama's biggest industry at the time. The entire process, from harvesting of raw materials to delivery of the final product, is introduced via shadow puppetry and other media. The village became a nationally designated historical site in 1970 and was registered as a world heritage site in 1995.
Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Suganuma [map]
- [4-November] 8:00-17:00 (last entry 16:00)
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- [Suganuma World Heritage Preservation Association] 0763-67-3008
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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Toyama Main Areas
Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.