Sightseeing spots in Gassho Village of Gero Onsen, Gifu Prefecture
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Gassho Village of Gero Onsen/Hot-Spring is home to 'Kyu Oda-ke' or Oda House, registered as an important cultural site. It falls in the list of 10 historic Gassho-style structures that were moved from Shirakawa-go and recontructed about 40 years back. Drop by the Gassho-zukuri (prayer-hands construction) and Masuda-zukuri (old style thatched low roof) houses and sneak a peek.
Witness a 'once-upon-a-time' story of Gero played in shadows at the Shirasagi-za Theater, the first shadow play theater. You will definitely be lured to this 60 year old historical theatre at Gero.
Encounter stunning seasonal sceneries with traditional Gassho-zukuri houses in the backdrop at Gassho no Sato Village.
Cherry blossoms in springtime
Leaves changing colors in Autumn
Saijiki no Mori
The beautiful cherry blossoms and maple trees this season at another historic house Masuda-zukuri with a Banko-an or water wheel, Kaeru (frog) shrine and Tanada (terraced rice-field) are enchanting attractions, worth mentioning. Also a 175m long slide is a crowd-puller for both young and old, especially children.
Take a day-long jaunt to truly appreciate the Gero Onsen Village.