8:20 AM Kanazawa Station West Exit
9:21 AM Johana Station
▼15 minute walk
Ⅰ．Johana Hikiyama Museum (40 min)
At the Hikiyama Museum, you can see the actual iori-yatai (a float with people singing in it) and hikiyama floats used in the festival whenever you visit. There is also video of the festival always playing to give visitors an idea of what it is like to attend. Click Here For More Info!
10:32 AM Johana Hikiyama Museum Bus Stop
▼ World Heritage Bus
10:53 AM Ainokura-guchi Bus Stop or 11:08 AM Suganuma Bus Stop
Ⅱ．Gokayama Gassho-style Village (70 to 110 min）
●The Ainokura Gassho-style Village
Ainokura is a village steeped in the history of the region with its various gassho-style houses, including a primitive house and thatched roof temple among other sights. At the same time, people still live here on a daily basis, making it a rare “Living World Heritage.” Click Here For More Info!
●The Suganuma Gassho-style Village
Suganuma is a beautiful and quiet village of gassho-style thatced roof houses that was built between the end of the Edo period and the start of the Meiji period. Here, one can see beautiful scenery unique to each season. Click Here For More Info!
12:30 PM Ainokura or 12:16 PM Suganuma
▼World Heritage Bus
12:51 PM Johana Hikiyama Museum Bus Stop
● Lunch in Johana
‣ More info about restaurants in Johana is available here
‣ More info about shopping in Johana is available here
Ⅲ．Japanese Snack Making (60 min)
Tamura Manseido is a long standing Japanese snack shop that has been in business since the Kansei Era. It keeps a display of valuable wooden molds that customers can use in a tea ceremony or when they try making their very own Japanese snacks. In the wooden mold display building, there are 300 delicate exhibitions one could call works of art; depending on the shop owner, visitors may also get a chance to hear a short story about them. By trying this snack making workshop, you will steep yourself in the Buddhist atmosphere of Johana, “Etchu’s Little Kyoto,” and experience firsthand the tea culture here that was supported by the Kaga Maeda Clan.
▼15 minute walk
4:30 PM Johana Station
5:35 PM Kanazawa Station