At Gokayama Gassho no Sato, guests can make reservations for both meals and overnight stays (group stays in rented cottages).
A stay in a gassho-zukuri house offers a taste of old-fashioned lifestyles and culture.
Guests can rent a gassho-zukuri cottage with an irori open hearth.
- Cottages include modern comforts, such as cooking utensils, a refrigerator, a microwave oven, a bath, and a toilet.
- The gassho-zukuri cottages can fit groups of 10, 15, or 16 people.
- Please bring your own foods and seasonings.
- Please bring your own amenities.
Reservations are accepted up to three months in advance.
- Nitta Residence: 3 rooms, kitchen, bath
- Arai Residence: 4 rooms, kitchen, bath
- Matsuyomon Residence: 4 rooms, kitchen, bath
Cookware and tableware are provided in the kitchen. Please bring your own foods and seasonings.
Please also make sure to bring your own amenities (such as toiletries).
Please note that floor layouts vary by cottage.
Overnight Stay Fees
|Cottage Base Fee (includes up to 5 people)||¥33,000 (incl. tax)|
(per person, for more than 5 people)
|¥3,300 (incl. tax)|
Ages 6 and up
|Heating Fee||¥3,300 (incl. tax)|
Please contact us for details, because this may vary by season.
|Additional Accommodations for Children under 6||¥1,650 (incl. tax)|
Children under 3 years old stay free.
|Cancellation Fee||Day-of: ¥22,000 (incl. tax)|
1–7 Days in Advance: ¥11,000 (incl. tax)
|Irori Open Hearth (Charcoal Only)||Charcoal is available for sale for ¥550/kg (incl. tax). Guests may also bring their own.|
|Iwana Char (Fish)||¥550 each (incl. tax)|
Use the irori open hearth to grill the fish. For orders of 5 or more, please make reservations at least 2 days in advance. Guests are asked to provide their own salt.
Check-In and Check-Out
- Check-in is at 4:00 p.m.
- Check-out is at 10:00 a.m. the following morning.
If you will be more than 30 minutes later than your expected arrival time, or arriving after 5:30 p.m., please call us to let us know.
Notes for Guests
- To use the Barbecue Terrace, a reservation is required. Listen carefully to the instructions given before using the Barbecue Terrace.
Note: Fire safety is extremely important in and around gassho-zukuri houses. Do not use barbecues or charcoal near the cottages or near the surrounding gassho-zukuri houses.
- Fireworks are not allowed.
- Pets are not allowed.
Fire safety is extremely important in and around gassho-zukuri houses. Do not use barbecues or charcoal near the cottages or near the surrounding gassho-zukuri houses. The nearby Barbecue Terrace is available for guests to use safely. Reservations are required, so please contact us if you wish to use the Barbecue Terrace.
Iwana char is a type of fish that lives in some of the furthest upstream reaches of mountain rivers. Generally, mountain river fish swim downstream for spawning season, but iwana char remain in the cold water of the mountains all year round. Please enjoy grilling iwana char yourself, seasoned with salt.
You can bring your own charcoal, or purchase it from us. We sell charcoal for ¥550/kg (incl. tax).
About Suganuma Gassho-Zukuri Village, a World Heritage Site
Gokayama Gassho no Sato Is
Just a Five-Minute Walk from
Suganuma Gassho-Zukuri Village,
a World Heritage Site
Suganuma Village was designated a National Historic Site in 1970, and in 1994, it was also designated an Important Preservation District for Traditional Buildings.
This village of traditional gassho-zukuri houses where people still live, and the surrounding landscape, are precious remnants of the past.
In December 1995, it became part of a collective World Cultural Heritage site, along with the gassho-zukuri villages of Aikura and Ogimachi in Shirakawa-go, Gifu Prefecture.
The steeply sloping rooftops of gassho-zukuri houses are extremely unusual for Japanese homes. These precious buildings have a largely intact design originally developed to handle the harsh climate of Gokayama, making them valuable not only as a sightseeing destination, but for learning about the past, as well.