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Historic Villages of Gokayama
Ainokura Gassho-style Village

Historic Villages of Gokayama

People in Gokayama villages reside in Gassho-style (prayer hands style) thatched-roof houses even today, some built nearly 350 years ago. Ainokura and Suganuma village are registered as world heritage and some of which even offer accomodations.

Takaoka Zuiryuji Temple

Zuiryu-ji Templey
Takaoka Zuiryuji Temple

Founded in the early 17th century, this magnificent, vast temple is truly awe-inspiring. The front gate, Buddhist hall and lecture hall are arranged in line in the center and other buildings are arranged symmetrically. 20 years were spent constructing this temple for Lord Maeda Toshinaga, who developed the town of Takaoka.

Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design

Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design
Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design

Various artworks and world-famous paintings from artists such as Picasso as well as posters and famous designer chairs are on exhibit. You can see the Tateyama mountain range from the rooftop garden, which has play equipment that can be enjoyed by families, using all five senses.

Shogawa Gorge Cruise

Shogawa Gorge Cruise
Shogawa Gorge Cruise

Cruising along the Shogawa River is a good way to enjoy the beautiful scenery offered by each season. The seasons of fresh greenery and autumn leaves are beautiful, creating enchanting landscapes for the pleasure boat passengers. In winter, you can see the beautiful contrast between snow and the blue sky.

Oiwasan Nisseki-ji Temple

Oiwasan Nisseki-ji Temple
Oiwasan Nisseki-ji Temple

The Fudomyo-o statue is directly carved into the rock. It is very impressive and appears godlike. Training in waterfalls and Buddhist sutra copying can be experienced.

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