Hotels in Gokayama, Japan

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Gokayama overview

Gokayama is a small town distinct for its rich culture and museums. You'll enjoy Gokayama's historical sites. Learn about local heritage at landmarks like Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village and Murakami Family Residence. Don't miss your chance to see attractions like Ainokura Folklore Museum and Hakusan Shrine. Whatever you're into, Gokayama has something for you.

Where to stay in Gokayama

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Gokayama has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Gokayama with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Gokayama hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Gokayama hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Gokayama

Fly in to Toyama (TOY), 21.3 mi (34.2 km) from downtown Gokayama. Komatsu (KMQ) is the next closest major airport, 28.6 mi (46 km) away.

What to see around Gokayama

A top draw is the area's museums, as well as places like:
  • • Ainokura Folklore Museum
  • • Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village
  • • Murakami Family Residence
  • • Gokayama Washi-no-Sato
  • • Gunpowder Ingredient Museum
Distinguished for its historical sites, here are some top landmarks to visit:
  • • Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village
  • • Iwase Family Residence
  • • Wada Ke
  • • Kanda house
  • • Nagase house
Here are some favorite choices:
  • • Hakusan Shrine
  • • Gokayama Folklore Museum
  • • Traditional Papercraft Museum
  • • Soyama Dam
  • • Johanabetsuin Zentokuji Temple

When to visit Gokayama

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 57°F day, 33°F night
  • April-June: 80°F day, 43°F night
  • July-September: 89°F day, 60°F night
  • October-December: 74°F day, 36°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 0.35 inches
  • April-June: 0.35 inches
  • July-September: 0.47 inches
  • October-December: 0.35 inches
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  • Historical sites