What to Expect
Gokayama and Shirakawago villages were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. A Gassho farmhouse is difined as a thatched farmhouse with large steep slanted roofs. The name Gassho means the gesture when people bring their hands together in prayer. The shape of the roof resembles the Gassho style.
Most Gassho farmhouses have about 200 years history. There are about 59 Gassho farmhouses in Shirakawago village and 9 in Suganuma village. These houses are still used by families for their daily lives. The tour starts from Kanazawa ,and visits Suganuma village and Shirakawago village. We disband the tour at Kanazawa in the afternoon.