Gassho Hostel is one of the larger Gassho Zukuri style of accommodations in Gokayama with 4 Japanese-style guest rooms. In the traditional style, guest rooms come with tatami mat floors and a low table. During the night, futon are spread out to sleep on. Baths and toilets are typically modern but shared. Staying guests should expect a simple stay without the amenities of Western style hotels. While equipped for a convenient, modern lifestyle, the old, wooden farmhouses still transmit a very rustic atmosphere. For example, an open fireplace, known as an irori, is found in the common dining room and used for heating and sometimes cooking. This hostel has no meal services, however we have a self-service kitchen for you to prepare your own food. The guest kitchen includes a microwave, fridge and freezer, along with basic kitchenware. * The hostel closes from December through March due to deep snow. We are sorry for the inconvenience.