Ainokura Gassho Community, Nanto

Learn about traditional Japanese life as you breathe in crisp mountain air at Ainokura Gassho Community, home to World Heritage-listed example of gassho-style houses. With the oldest allegedly over 400 years old, these traditional homes feature thatched roofs, which allow accumulated snow to easily slide off without damaging the main structure, constructed of oak beams. Make Ainokura Gassho Community a part of your Nanto vacation plans using our Nanto trip itinerary planning site .
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  • This is the prototype of the gokayama village, this is of course a World Heritage Site, but there are many tourists here, so please take a bath of your choice.
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  • 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 wan...  more »
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