Nanto City

This region is full of historic, cultural, and natural highlights, including the historic Gokayama gasshō-style village inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Jōhana Hikiyama Festival, registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, and the town of Inami, recognized as a Japan Heritage for its kibori wood carving.

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World Heritage Ainokura gasshō-style village

This village contains many surviving examples of the architectural style called gasshō-style, which features steeply-pitched thatched rooves.
A registered World Heritage site, the 20 remaining old houses in this tiny mountain village create a vivid experience of the lifestyles of yesteryear.

Contact : Tel. 0763-66-2123

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World Heritage Suganuma gasshō-style village

The 9 gasshō-style houses create a peaceful, tranquil setting.
The museum features displays about the production process of nitrates, a key ingredient of gunpowder, as well as providing an insight into the history and traditions of the area.

Contact : Tel. 0763-67-3008

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Iwase House (nationally designated Important Cultural Property)

Constructed approximately 300 years ago, this 5-story house was built entirely of zelkova timber over an 8-year period. It is one of the largest gasshō-style house in Japan.

Open : 8 am to 5 pm
Admission fee : Adult 300 yen
Contact : Tel. 0763-67-3338

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Ōtani-ha Inami-betsuin Zuisenji Temple

The largest wooden temple in the Hokuriku region.
The Taishidō which enshrines a statue of Prince Shotoku (574-622AD) and the exquisite carvings on the front of the temple gate are particular highlights.
Known as one of the great works of Inami wood carving artistry.

Open : 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Admission fee : Adult 300 yen
Contact : Tel. 0763-82-0004

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Ōtani-ha Jōhana-betsuin Zentokuji Temple

An ancient temple, established over 540 years ago. During the Mushiboshihōe ceremony held in July, approximately 900 treasures bestowed by the Maeda family of the Kaga Clan are displayed to the public, with commentaries and explanations provided. The temple gate, main building, and taikoro (drum tower) are prefecture Designated Cultural Properties and form particular highlights.

Open : 9 am to 5 pm
Admission fee : 400 yen (Reservation required)
Contact : Tel. 0763-62-0026

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Jōhana Hikiyama Hall

The Jōhana Hikiyama Festival is registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, and the brightly-decorated floats called hikiyama which are on parade during the event are displayed at this museum. The museum is filled with the songs heard during the festival, which together with the changing lighting simulates the experience of festival night.

Open : 9 am to 5 pm
Closed : End of year and New Year’s
Admission fee : Adult 510 yen
Contact : Tel. 0763-62-2165

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