See Remnants of Japan’s History Through Gassho-Zukuri Architecture at the World Heritage Site of Gokayama in Toyama PrefectureRead Later
Gokayama is located in Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture, and is home to two gassho-zukuri settlements, Ainokura and Suganuma.
“Gassho-zukuri” is the name of a historically valuable and unique type of architecture with pitched roofs that are similar in shape to hands clasped in prayer. Gassho-zukuri settlements can only be found in these snowy and mountainous areas. The Gokayama Settlement and Gifu Prefecture’s Shirakawa-go were registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1995.
The Tonami Tulip Gallery, next to the Tulip Park, is decorated in flowers with the theme of “Christmas Garden!” In this “wonder garden,” where special techniques are used to let flowers bloom year-round, the featured Christmas Garden showcases poinsettias and cyclamen. Guests can also enjoy taking a commemorative photo with a Christmas tree!
Tonami Tulip GalleryRead Later
Tonami Tulip Gallery is a park where you can enjoy flowers and trees year-round, with tulips in the spring, canna in the summer, and colorful leaves in the fall! From the upper floor of the Tulip Tower, a symbol of the park, you can view the entirety of the park, including its expansive flower beds.
Tonami City also has attractions other than the Tulip Gallery, including one of Japan’s largest waterwheels, the restaurant Tulip Shikisaikan, museums, local archives, historic wooden buildings, and the Nakajima Family House, which is a designated cultural asset of the city. Michi-no-Eki Tonami, a rest area, is also located near the Tonami Tulip Gallery, just three minutes away on foot.