Gero Gassho Mura in Gero Area

About Gero Gassho Mura

Gero Gassho Mura is a traditional village located in the Gero area of Gifu, Japan. The village features several well-preserved thatched-roof houses, which are typical of the Gifu region. The houses are known as gassho-zukuri, which means "constructed like hands in prayer" due to the steep pitch of their roofs. The village is a popular tourist destination and offers visitors a glimpse into traditional Japanese life.

Getting There

The village is located approximately 15 minutes by car from Gero Station. Alternatively, visitors can take a bus from the station to the village. The bus ride takes about 25 minutes. The approximate latitude and longitude of the village is 35.7751° N, 137.2239° E.

Exploring the Village

Visitors to Gero Gassho Mura can explore the thatched-roof houses, which are now used as museums, shops, and restaurants. The houses are constructed without the use of nails, and the roofs are made of a unique type of thatch called kayabuki. The village also features a traditional Japanese garden, which provides a serene setting for visitors to relax and enjoy the scenery.

One of the highlights of the village is the opportunity to experience traditional Japanese activities, such as making soba noodles, trying on kimono, and playing traditional Japanese instruments. Visitors can also sample local cuisine, including Hida beef, which is a regional specialty.

Visiting Tips

  • Wear comfortable shoes, as the village has uneven terrain.
  • Visit during the fall foliage season (late October to early November) to see the stunning autumn colors.
  • Check the village's website for information on special events and activities.