Ainokura Folklore Museum
This folk history museum sits in a corner of the Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village, a World Heritage site located in the mountains east from Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway's Gokayama Interchange via the Hietsukyo Gassho Scenic Route. It is notable for its two gassho-zukuri style buildings with straw-thatched roofs which were once a residence of the old Ozaki Family. The museum exhibits articles once used by villagers, as well as historical materials that convey the village's tradition of mutual aid. On the second floor, guests can get a close look at the unique framework and internal construction of gassho-zukuri buildings. The museum's second building, the Ainokura Traditional Industry Museum, contains historical materials about washi (Japanese paper) and saltpeter, two of Gokayama's traditional industries. Visitors at the museum can learn about the history of Japan through the wisdom and hardships of ancestors.
- Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Ainokura 352
- Irregular holidays
[Adults (High school students and above)] 300yen
[Children (Small/Junior high school students)] 150yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
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- Available(Gokayama free wifi)
- English Menu
- Average budget
- [Lunch] 1-1,000yen
- Estimated stay time
- 0-30 minutes
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
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- m | On foot about minutes
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