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Ainokura Gassho Community

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Love it!!

We visited this area during winter (December 29), so our scenery was what I would describe as a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Different From Shirakawago

You don't find buses of tourists here. Instead, you find friendly residents going with their daily... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this area during winter (December 29), so our scenery was what I would describe as a “white christmas” or a “snow globe come to life”. Coming from a tropical country, our family (with ages ranging from 4 years old to 80+ years old)...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kandiceang
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

You don't find buses of tourists here. Instead, you find friendly residents going with their daily lives. Children xrying and laughing from the gassho house can be heard clearly. Take you time to walk along the path with gassho houses within your reach. You can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank bensono303
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This village is less crowd, smaller and more authentic than Shirakawa-go. However, we enjoyed our visit to Ainokura. The surrounding area is so quiet even during day. People life is so laid back and friendly to tourist.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ucartech
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

It is very beautiful. It shows how people in the past and nowadays live. It is lived tradition. A must-see!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elena E
Reviewed July 28, 2018

Great digital holiday - I enjoyed browsing through street view too, although admittedly there is more to offer on google images

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank harrybentine
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Delightful, and far less crowded than nearby Suganuma or (especially) the packed streets of Shirakawago. Please DO make the effort to go here, you will be so glad you did after seeing the other two locations. We went at about 10:30 and there were no...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank venividivice
Reviewed May 28, 2018

With lesser tourists than in Shirakawago, we were able to view this serene village easily. There are few look-out spots with clear signages. The souvenir shop at the car park is worth dropping by.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DorothyCheong
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This was such a beautiful place, there’s 3 museums with an entrance fee so cheap (200 yen each) that there’s no reason not to see all of them. Inside you can learn how the houses are made and history of the town. Parking is 500...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank WanderLady28
Reviewed May 11, 2018

A fun place to see. Worth the 15 minutes to walk up to the photographic viewpoint. The surrounding country is quite beautiful too. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Pretty, authentic, but not much to do. Shirakawa-go is more interesting, especially after every tourist has left at night

Date of experience: March 2018
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Kaneez R
July 4, 2018|
Response from PanamanianWanderlust | Reviewed this property |
Ainokura is a small town, you could visit it in a couple of hours, but I believe it's better to stay the night in Ainokura. We did and it was a wonderful experience!
December 20, 2017|
Response from PanamanianWanderlust | Reviewed this property |
Hello, you should ask the hotel you want to book with, they will definitely help you with this.
August 21, 2017|
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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