Ainokura Observatory
Ainokura Observatory
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tlarraya
Community of Madrid, Spain252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
I preferred Shirakawago to Ainokura, but since there are very few tourists in Ainokura we could see tiny frogs and big grasshoppers in the woods in the viewpoint at the begining of the village. The wisps of clouds caught between the mountains were magical with the wooden houses. A sight to remember.
Written 22 August 2019
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Remi
Thailand2,537 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
There were clear signboards along the footpath uphill to indicate the observation. It was easily accessible though involving quite a bit of walking. The footpath was slippery on rainy days. Take care.
Written 14 April 2019
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
This is located just at the entrance into the village. You can follow the path uphill which took under 10 mins' walk. As there was still snow in late March, certain part was a big marshy and slippery. Otherwise, it was pretty easy to reach. As the weather was perfect, the view from the lookout point was beautiful.
Written 8 April 2018
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK2,066 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
To get to the viewpoint involved a 10 minute walk up a trail, through some fields. A few times we found ourselves in a tricky spot as snow-covered our path (despite sunshine) and my plimsols were no match for its icy facade. When we got to the top the views were incredible and we were alone, having been the only ones who decided to take the journey up.
Written 23 September 2017
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Kelvde
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Only 5 min. hike up the slope from the center of the village, you get a fantastic view of the whole village.
Written 3 June 2017
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Morago22b
Mazo, Spain112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
Going up the trail is not easy. Hack: Go straight thru the stairs as long as no one is coming down hahaha! Is it worth it? For me no because I actually got the best picture not on that part but on the lower portion.
Written 4 March 2017
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OtaroTraveller
Bangkok, Thailand70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
Ainokura village is just about 1 hours from Shin-Takaoka Station by Kaetsuno World Heritage Bus.

After you get off the bus, you have to walk in to a village since the village is surrounded by a mountain then you will see an extremely beautiful village.

This place has the same Gassho Style house as Shirakawago village but there is less people.

If you have enough time, I recommend you to see another village (20minutes far from Ainokura) named "Sagunuma".

Both places are worth to visit!
Written 17 January 2017
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Randall K
Canberra, Australia1,252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
We followed the signs near the entry to this village and walked up the hill to see Ainokura village. Beautiful view of the little village with the mountains in the background, especially at this time of year with so much snow around. Well worth the trek.
Written 20 December 2016
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yming
Johor Bahru, Malaysia164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Good photo spot, but need clear sky for a good shot. We had lunch included in our Bus tour by Nohi. Good lunch
Written 23 November 2016
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Taungza
Bangkok, Thailand92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
It just a few steps from the center to the view point, where you can see the whole village but if you walk in snow it seems a bit long way - however it worth every steps to climb up.
Written 25 June 2016
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