Ainokura Village is a medium-sized village of Gassho-style houses which is located in Nanto city of the southernwest Toyama prefecture , part of the historic Hokuriku region in Japan.
This area is surrounded by mountains with an altitude of approximately 1,500 meters, and several villages are scattered in the deep valley along the flow of the Shogawa River, including Ainokura and Suganuma. Ainokura has 20 gassho-style houses known as minka. Most of them are between 100 and 200 years old, with the oldest one said to have been built about 400 years ago.
Ainokura Village , in the Gokayama region, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in December 1995 as one of three gassho-style house villages.
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Go next : Suganuma Gassho-zukuri village / The ancient towns of Taira, Kamitaira, and Toga. / Shirakawa-go.