Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Chubu  /  Toyama Prefecture  /  Nanto  /  Neighborhoods  /  Gokayama

Gokayama, Nanto

(200+ reviews on the web)
Neighborhood
At Gokayama, see how the area's traditional gasshō-zukuri houses found their way onto the World Heritage List. Not a single nail was used in construction of these three- to four-story houses; the style of minka (residents for non-samurai castes) developed during the Edo period, and today people continue to live in them. Steep roofs at 60-degree angles add a special charm and prevent snow from building up. During summer, artists from all around the world gather for the World Drama Festival in the picturesque scenery. Although relatively noncommercialized and slow-paced, the area does offer a souvenir shop and cafe. Enjoy the fresh air and mountain landscape, which in winter has an especially magical ambiance. To visit Gokayama on your trip to Nanto, use our Nanto travel itinerary maker.
Create a full Nanto itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Nanto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Nanto by other users

2 days in Toyama Prefecture BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Toyama Prefecture BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Japan SEE PLAN May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Kanazawa & Toyama Prefecture BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, culture, outdoors, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We decided to go to Gokayama to see the thatched house instead of Shirawankango as it is a shorter route from Toyama. It was indeed not that crowded. We took the train from Toyama to shin-takoda and t...  more »
  • Near the Ainokura Village, an interesting World Heritage site in its own right, visit the Gokayama Japanese Paper Making Experience Hall just by Rt. 156. I found this the most interesting stop in the ...  more »
  • I drove to Gokayama from Himi and the drive there was just stunning. I took the toll road, I think it was the Noetsu Expressway and then onto the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway and I had a panoramic view o...  more »