Ainokura Gassho Community, Nanto

#1 of 93 in Historic Sites in Toyama Prefecture
Historic Site · Landmark
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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  • I read about Ainokura in Lonely Planet and from that point on I made sure that I had to go out to visit there. I stayed in Toyama, not far from the train station, hired a car for the day and drove...  more »
  • We made our way to this peaceful village after visiting Shirakawa Go, where it was picturesque, but crowded with tourists. We stayed at the Yusuke Gassho where we enjoyed the warm welcome of Jichan.....  more »
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