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Address: Ainokura, Nanto 939-1915, Toyama Prefecture
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Beautiful village

It's well worth stopping in for a wander around this village and a short climb to a viewing stop. If you get the chance, stay overnight to experience the food, hospitality and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's well worth stopping in for a wander around this village and a short climb to a viewing stop. If you get the chance, stay overnight to experience the food, hospitality and the feel of sleeping in a Gassho house.

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Miami, United States
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234 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Very unique set up giving you a perfect idea of the way of living in the old days including entering a typical model home.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

It was planned by my sister that we will have an experience to stay in a Gassho. Ainokura is our choice. We tried many times to be able to get the available room. As everyone knows that Japanese people have a good hospitality; we always appreciated their help. We used the public transport; so when we got off from the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We travelled to Ainokura from Kanazawa, en route to Takayama. It was a nice stop in between for quietness and a slowdown in the pace of sightseeing. As we stayed overnight in one of the gassho-zukuris (Goyomon), we had opportunities to walk around and take photos with very few other travellers in the background (if any). There were a couple... More 

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Thank koalakrossing
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The second we got off the bus, breathed in the cool clean mountain air and looked around at snow capped mountains we knew it was a great place to relax and recharge after a hectic travelling week. I thought it would be hard to get to but it was easy! We got the Shinkansen from Kanazawa station to Shin-Takaoka (15min... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

My husband and I visited while on a Nohi Bus Tour for about an hour. I would of preferred to stay two hours to have sufficient time for taking everything in leisurely. The views of the village and of the mountains are gorgeous. The highlight of this visit was a mini-workshop (about 10 minutes) making Japanese Washi Paper. Being more... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Ainokura by car around 17.30 but in winter, the day is done and all in darkness with up and down hill road. The village is not popular as shirakawa-go so there are not a lot of tourists so you can enjoy thier peaceful and relaxing. We stayed overnight here in the traditional Gassho house. The host, even... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

We stayed there 2 nights and should have stayed longer. The village is peaceful and serene and there are quite a number of walks. Nothing else to do. So you can bring a book and enjoy peace and tranquility.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

It was absolutely amazing to just enjoy nature. The village is peaceful and allows you a chance to take a couple of photos and just relax.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

How can any one visit this region of Japan and not take a side trip to visit the villages of the Hida. I had a spectacular day Usually I go on trips on my own but I went on a 1 day bus tour from Takayama and this was the best way to see the way people lived and are... More 

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