Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village
Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village


The Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village in Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1995, with 20 remained Gassho-zukuri style houses.
The highlight is the nostalgic original scenery of Japan, where you can see beautiful nature and a fairy tale atmosphere of the clear blue sky and snow in the winter season, or any other seasons.
People still live in the world heritage village that is quite rare these days. In addition, there are many museums, souvenir shops, restaurants, and guesthouses that use gassho-zukuri style houses, making it a popular tourist destination.

  • Address

    Ainokura, Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture 939-1915

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  • Entry fee


  • Opening Hours


  • Closed


  • Website

  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    There is a parking lot for light vehicles, small and medium-sized buses

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    About 25 minutes by bus from Johana Station on the JR Johana Line, about 3 minutes on foot from Ainokuraguchi bus stop; about an hour by World Heritage Bus from JR Takaoka Station, get off at Gokayama Ainokuraguchi

    20 minutes by car from Gokayama IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway (via National Highway 156)

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