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Need a bit of walk uphill

There were clear signboards along the footpath uphill to indicate the observation. It was easily... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
alexandraremi
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Hong Kong, China
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Easy hike for a great view

We followed the signs near the entry to this village and walked up the hill to see Ainokura... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2016
Randall K
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Canberra, Australia
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5 days ago
“Need a bit of walk uphill”
Apr 8, 2018
“Excellent viewpoint.”
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611 Ainokura, Nanto 939-1915, Toyama Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There were clear signboards along the footpath uphill to indicate the observation. It was easily accessible though involving quite a bit of walking. The footpath was slippery on rainy days. Take care.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank alexandraremi
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

This is located just at the entrance into the village. You can follow the path uphill which took under 10 mins' walk. As there was still snow in late March, certain part was a big marshy and slippery. Otherwise, it was pretty easy to reach....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed September 23, 2017

To get to the viewpoint involved a 10 minute walk up a trail, through some fields. A few times we found ourselves in a tricky spot as snow-covered our path (despite sunshine) and my plimsols were no match for its icy facade. When we got...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Only 5 min. hike up the slope from the center of the village, you get a fantastic view of the whole village.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Kelvde
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Going up the trail is not easy. Hack: Go straight thru the stairs as long as no one is coming down hahaha! Is it worth it? For me no because I actually got the best picture not on that part but on the lower portion.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Morago22b
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Ainokura village is just about 1 hours from Shin-Takaoka Station by Kaetsuno World Heritage Bus. After you get off the bus, you have to walk in to a village since the village is surrounded by a mountain then you will see an extremely beautiful village....More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank OtaroTraveller
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We followed the signs near the entry to this village and walked up the hill to see Ainokura village. Beautiful view of the little village with the mountains in the background, especially at this time of year with so much snow around. Well worth the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Randall K
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Good photo spot, but need clear sky for a good shot. We had lunch included in our Bus tour by Nohi. Good lunch

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank yming
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

So many treks to take amazing photos of this cute quaint village. This time of year the color of the surrounding foliage is fantastic. The grounds are wet with the leaves but this did not deter us.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed June 24, 2016

It just a few steps from the center to the view point, where you can see the whole village but if you walk in snow it seems a bit long way - however it worth every steps to climb up.

Date of experience: December 2015
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