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Ainokura Gassho Community

Ainokura, Nanto 939-1915, Toyama Prefecture
+81 763-66-2123
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Small but lovely

Visited this place on 25th Mar. Weather was perfect with no cloud. Although it is much smaller than... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JustLoveToFly
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Singapore, Singapore
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Nice place to visit to see snow

Went there by one day tour to Ainokura and Shirakawago from Nohi Bus, and lunch provided... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
Angel E
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Ainokura, Nanto 939-1915, Toyama Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place on 25th Mar. Weather was perfect with no cloud. Although it is much smaller than shirakawago, it was lovely and you can walk approx. 5-10 mins uphill to the viewpoint which overlook the village. Beautiful. And it was less crowded compared to...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Went there by one day tour to Ainokura and Shirakawago from Nohi Bus, and lunch provided. Great! Went there on Des and it's snowing. So beautiful, relax and still not to crowded compare to Shirakawago. The village is quite small, but there is a small...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

One of the most magical places we've been to. We were there last November, it was fall, so no one was expecting snow, so it was a lovely surprise. It felt like winter wonderland. The best part is that you get the whole town for...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We took a sightseeing bus tour to Ainokura and Shirakawago by Nohi Bus (departed from the Nohi Bus Center near Takayama Station, price is 6690 Yen for an adult, lunch and guide included). The bus depart at 8.30 AM and will come back to Takayama...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Forget the crowded and over commercialized village of Shirakawa-go and instead spend your time here. The atmosphere is relaxed and tranquil with lots of photo opportunities.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Ainokura is the most remote village in the Gokayama region, although quite large with around 20 gassho-zukuri farmhouses. The village is a world heritage site and being such a remote village means it's been successful at maintaining its culture. The village was very quiet and...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Ainokura is one of the quieter villages with the tatched roof houses. It is definitely worth going here instead of Shirakawa-go. Walk to the lookout (5 minutes) for great views of the valley. Staying in a local guesthouse is an option. The food is great....More

Thank Jens C
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

A visit to this town was one of our favorite stops in Japan. We stayed at Minshuku Yomoshirou. There are a limited number of places to stay and they are all traditional Japanese guesthouses. This minshuku has great food and is run by a very...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Not a must see but a wonderful village to stay in if you want an authentic world historical site to stay in. Very quiet and charming,

1  Thank revett2016
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Its the perfect size and much traditional and peaceful. Shirakawago is bigger but really touristic, while Suganuma is too small and nothing is opened. You can take the bus from Shirakawago to here in 45 minutes and with Takayama-Hokuriku pass the fare is included otherwise...More

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Response from PanamanianWanderlust | Reviewed this property |
Hello, you should ask the hotel you want to book with, they will definitely help you with this.
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Response from Eduardo A | Reviewed this property |
Btw we used regular intercity buses,very good and with enough info available in English and very kind drivers.Be advised that at Ainokura the bus will drop you of on the road, at a very short walk up the hill to the... More
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