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Ainokura Gassho Community, Nanto

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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. Plan to visit Ainokura Gassho Community and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nanto attractions using our Nanto travel itinerary planner.
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  • Its the perfect size and much traditional and peaceful. Shirakawago is bigger but really touristic, while Suganuma is too small and nothing is opened. You can take the bus from Shirakawago to here in ...  more »
  • We stopped here early in the day in March and there were about 4 ft of snow on the ground. It was cold and uninviting to many in our group. While the architecture was fascinating, the area to visit is...  more »
  • This was the first village I visited and it was also my favourite. There was still plenty of snow, which probably added to the atmosphere but this was lovely.  more »

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