What to See & Do

Gero Onsen Gassho Village

下呂温泉合掌村(Gero Onsen Gasshou-mura)

With ten thatched-roof houses moved from other locations such as Shirakawa-go, this settlement recreates that same unique atmosphere and offers visitors a glimpse into a traditional lifestyle from a different era

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Including the Former Ōdo House (a nationally designated Important Cultural Property), there are a total of 10 gassho-zukuri thatched roof buildings that were moved here to recreate the atmosphere of a classic folk settlement, letting guests enjoy the gassho-zukuri lifestyle experience through different activities and exhibits.

There is no shortage of things to do, whether it's enjoying a Shirasagi-za Shadow Play, dining in an authentic gassho-zukuri thatched roof home, trying your hand at painting designs onto pottery or making Japanese washi paper.

A new building, the “Enkū House”, has also opened its doors to visitors.
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Various activities can be enjoyed as well, like this ceramic painting experience
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The Former Ōdo House in Autumn
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The nearby Ideyu Morning Market
Address / Map 2369 Mori, Gero City, Gifu
Telephone Number 0576-25-2239  (Gero Onsen Gassho Village)
Business Hours 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Days Closed for Business None (closed on irregular days)
Adults (high school and up): 800 yen, 720 yen for groups
Children (middle school and below): 400 yen, 360 yen for groups

Shirasagi-za Shadow Play Theater (age 3 and up): 300 yen
Painting: 500 – 2,000 yen
Pottery: 1,000 – 3,000 yen
Japanese washi paper making: 800 – 1000 yen
(※Domestic shipping for finished items can cost between 200 – 1,500 yen, increasing based on how many items must be sent)
Directions 6-minute ride on the Nohi Bus Gassho-mura line from JR Gero Station
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Notes 2 spaces for buses
92 spaces for standard vehicles