Travel

Ainokura -The most remote gassho village-

Ainokura village

Ainokura is the most remote gassho-zukuri village in Gokayama region, 45-minute car/bus ride from Ogimachi.

Cute bus stop - Ainokura-guchi

Ainokura village is a 5 minute walk from this stop. All gassho-zukuri village offer a unique atmosphere; Ogimachi is big and lively with many shops and tourists, Suganuma sits peacefully by the river bank, Ainokura is up up on a hill often covered in mist.

village

It has around 20 gassho-zukuri farmhouses. When I went for a walk at night, I only spot a couple of other tourists. In the morning, tourist buses start rolling in after 10am.

toilet

I was like ‘What is this cute building?’ and it turned out to be a toilet haha.

original

The original gassho-zukuri house with roofs that reach the ground. The roofs are built in this slanting manner to withstand the region’s heavy snow.


  
Tagged:
Teng

About Teng

Teng from Malaysia, is a graduate student studying in Aichi-ken.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>