Road Station Gassan & Gassan Asahi Museum
Roadside Station Gassan & the Gassan Asahi Museum is a complex with various facilities on a vast site.
There is a bouldering space, the Gassan Asahi Museum Cultural Creation Center with information on the former Asahi Village (now the Asahi district of Tsuruoka City), fast food corners, a soba shop and a souvenir shop which sells local soba flour and Gassan wine, characteristic for being made with local mountain grapes.
In addition, the view from the Nabira Snow Suspension Bridge over the Bonji River Valley is spectacular, especially during the fall foliage season.
You can enjoy bouldering in this area.
[Trial experience] 30 minutes with shoes provided
Weekday 500 yen - Weekend & holiday 800 yen
[All day] (9:00~17:00)
Adult: Weekday 1,300 yen - Weekend & holiday 1,500 yen
Child: 800 yen
Adult: Weekday 700 yen - Weekend & holiday 800 yen
Child: 500 yen
Adult: Weekday 800 yen - Weekend & holiday 900 yen
Child: 500 yen
Adult: 6,000 yen
Child: 4,000 yen
[Climbing shoes rental fee]
Gassan Asahi Museum Cultural Creation Center
This facility introduces the rich culture of the historic Asahi district. There is also a corner of the old road Rokujurietsu Kaido in Dewa and a tourist information center. Please use it as a base for walking on old trails.
[Hours] 9:00~17: 00
[Closed] Every Monday from December to March (the following weekday if it is a national holiday) & Year-end and New Year holidays
[Admission] Special exhibition: depends on the exhibition
Rokujurietsu Kaido Corner: free
This soba shop is a 150 years old house that was relocated from the Asahi district. You can enjoy freshly ground, freshly kneaded, and freshly boiled juwari soba (100% buckwheat) made from Asahi area flour.
[Hours] 11:00~17:00 (last order 16:30)
[Closed] April to November: open every day & December to March : closed on 4th Monday
[Seating] 60 seats (including 12 chairs)
There is a wide range of distinctive and attractive wines, including rare wines made from mountain grapes and wines made from Yama Sauvignon, which is a cross between mountain grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Gassan mountain grape wine is a low-alcohol wine with the richness of mountain grapes and sweet and sour fruit. Please try it!
- Road Station Gassan & Gassan Asahi Museum
3-1 Nabira Hirata, Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture
About 5 minutes by car from the Yamagata Expressway Shonai Asahi Interchange
About 90 minutes by car from Yamagata Station
About 30 minutes by car from Tsuruoka Station
- Parking lot
4th Monday of December to March, New Year holidays
[Mt. Gassan Road Information Terminal]
Open all-year-long, 24 hours a day
- Official site