Gero Onsen Gassho Village, where you can experience the original scenery of Japan

Posting date: 2019.12.24
Gero Onsen Gassho Village, where you can experience the original scenery of Japan

This time, we will introduce a recommended spot in Gero Onsen, "Gero Onsen Gassho Village".

It is a tourist facility that reproduces a village with 10 gassho-zukuri buildings, centering on the Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property "Former House of the Oto Family," which was relocated from Shirakawa-go. Consisting of two zones, “Gassho-no-Sato” and “Saijiki-no-Mori”, you can enjoy not only the scenery and buildings, but also gourmet food from the Hida region, pottery painting, and pottery workshops.

Gero Onsen Gassho Village

Cherry blossoms in spring. Hydrangea in early summer. Autumn leaves in fall and the snow scenery in winter. You can enjoy the four seasons of Japan.

“Itakura (Former Toyama House)” and Takehara Bunraku Memorial Hall, a nationally registered cultural property


At Shirasagi-za, you can enjoy dances by geiko and taiko performances by a local taiko group on an irregular basis.

Reception (former Omizo family)

Reception (former Omizo family)

The location is about 10 minutes on foot from Gero Onsen. There are 150 free parking lots, so you can rest assured even by car. There is also a regular bus from in front of JR Gero Station.

Pay the entrance fee at the reception and enter the village.

<Entrance fee>
Adults (high school students and above): 800 yen
Children (elementary and junior high school students): 400 yen

Enjoy walking in kimono!

Before you start walking around the village, here are some recommended information!

For those who visit "Gero Onsen Gassho Village" in winter, we recommend the "Kimono Sugata de Stroll in Gero Onsen & Gassho Village" held from October to May. You can choose your favorite pattern from about 30 kinds of kimonos and walk around in kimonos!

[Gassho Village Kimono Experience]
・Reservation required: Limited to 10 women and 5 men per day
・Time: 9:00-16:30 (Reception-15:00)
・Fee: 1 day course Female ¥4,500 Male ¥5,500
3 hour course Female ¥3,500 Male ¥4,500
1 hour course Female ¥3,000 Male ¥4,000

Tea room Bankoan

You can try on the kimono in a corner of "Sabo Bankoan" in "Saijiki no Mori".



This time, we chose this kimono, which was also worn by Naomi Watanabe in a TV recording. You can also borrow a tabi (socks), bag, geta (Japanese clogs), and stole, so you can enjoy walking around in kimono with nothing! (You will need to do your own hair-set.)

You can go in and out of the village freely, so you can take a walk in the hot spring town as well as Gassho Village. Now let's go to the village!

Spot Details

[Gero Onsen Gassho Village]
Address: 2369 Mori, Gero City, Gifu Prefecture
Phone number: 0576-25-2239
Business hours: 8:30-17:00
Closed: Open all year round
Parking lot: 150 spaces (free)

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