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Thatched-Roof Houses of Ainokura Village相倉合掌造り集落

Traditional Streets/Houses

There are more than 20 houses, characterized by their heavily slanted thatched roofs, in this village located on a long, narrow plateau of land in Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture. Here visitors can get a feel for the old traditional Japanese way of life and beautiful countryside nestled in the mountains with fields of rice and other crops surrounding the houses. Ainokura Village offers an inn, souvenir shop, tea house, and folk museum all in the thatched-roof style. The village light up event held every season is also a must-see. Together with the village of Suganuma, the Ainokura Village is registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Ainokura (GokayamaArea)

phone 0763662123


Review of Ainokura Gassho Community

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/27 Wonderful Japanese Hospitality Experience
A perfect place to experience traditional Japanese hospitality, lovely Lady host. Lovely and delicious Kaiseki dinner, tasty breakfast. Comfortable farm house in a beautiful part of Japan, Highly...
Reviewed:2019/09/07 Impressive but better in cooler weather
We arrived as part of a bus tour on a 33 degree Celsius day. Not much shade in the village and you don’t get to go inside any of the houses which made the visit difficult. I spent about 30 minutes...
Reviewed:2019/07/06 Secluded and peaceful village
We visited in May. We rented a car from Kanazawa, so we could drive here independently for a day on our way to Takayama. It was easy to find, and we arrived before lunch, so it was very peaceful...

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Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Ainokura [ map ]
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available 70spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Available only in 3 smoking areas in the village
Available(Gokayama free Wifi)
English Menu
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 15, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-120 minutes
Infant friendly
Pet friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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