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Address: Suganuma, Nanto 939-1973, Toyama Prefecture
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Worth a visit if you are already there for Shirakawago and Ainokura !

This is one of the smallest village and not much to see. But at the same time its less touristy and very traditional Japanese life style. Its very quiet and serene. You can take... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the smallest village and not much to see. But at the same time its less touristy and very traditional Japanese life style. Its very quiet and serene. You can take the bus from Shirakawago to Suganuma, its about 30 minutes and is included in the Takayama-Hokuriku tourist pass. Otherwise the bus fare is quite expensive, around... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This little village is set in a little valley, there is parking above the village and in the village itself, down a steep driveway. For those parking above the village there is an elevator in the carpark, if you don't wish to walk down. The village itself is set at a lake and is small and easy to walk through.... More 

Thank libica
Bangkok, Thailand
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Suganuma is a small beautiful Gassho house village in Toyama. You can take a Kaetsuno World Heritage Bus from Shin-Takaoka station to the bus stop in front of the village. it takes about 1.5 hours. Again, it is a small village but worth to visit. Just walk and enjoy a scenic view. Recommend!!

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Malmo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This village is between the world famous Shirakawago and well known Ainokura. If you do visit Shirakawago and Ainokura by car I do recommend a visit to this small but very nice village. There is about ten very well maintained Gassoho houses in the village. One of the houses had maintenance work in progress to change the roof. It can... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 740 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We went to lunch in a house at Suganuma village in Gokayama as part of a tour. We took an elevator from the parking area and walked through a tunnel to reach the village. Without such facilities, the houses must have been quite remote. The enormous Edo-period houses have sharply pointed roofs insulated with straw so the heavy snow will... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

This is one of the 3 main gasho-style villages in the area. It's 9 houses (vs more than a 100 in Shirakawa-go), so it's much less busy with crowds and feels very traditional. Well worth the extra miles to get there! Breathtaking views of the Shogawa River and surrounding mountains

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 23 May 2015

There are two little villages that are separated by a bridge. There are 3 museums that can be visited on the villages. While interesting to see, there is no information on any western language.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

We stopped by Suganuma Village on our way leaving Gokayama. Our first reaction is that the village is really quite small, featuring nine gassho houses. Again, we did not go into any of the houses, so we were done walking the site in less than 20 minutes. I recall there was one shop open, and many of the cafes were... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We visited here in May 2014. This place was not in our plan but we just plan one day before. It's raining when we arrived. We found the house to shelter. This house look like souvenir shop but it's small restaurant. We had lunch here and ordered udon and tempura. It's delicious. We spent about 1 hr to walk around... More 

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