Gassho Village is a traditional-style village with 10 thatched-roofed, gasshō-zukuri (hands-in-prayer) houses. These houses were originally part of Shirakawago but were relocated to Gero Onsen. At "Mingei-no sato", visitors can experience traditional handicrafts, old-style food and footbaths.
Zenshoji Temple has ancient and honorable origins. It is noted for its garden and teahouse that were established by famous ceremonial tea master, Munechika Kanamori.
This is a unique museum featuring a great deal of information on hot springs. The museum explains the healing and therapeutic benefits of onsen. Displayed at the museum are about four thousand items, including literature and academic journals.
There are several public onsen (no entrance fee) and large onsen facilities. A Western-style bathhouse built in the Taisho era is also available. For more information and for directions to the bathhouses and facilities, please ask at the front desk.