Ainokura Folk Museum

Experience the lifestyle of Japan’s forefathers just as it was!

  • A folk museum comprising of 2 buildings tucked away at the back of Aikura Village

Inside this quaint old building, you can experience the lifestyles of Japan’s forefathers as if you had fallen through time itself. In the past, people combined their strengths to carry out self-sufficient farming and home-based manual work in order to survive. This folk museum exhibits the tools used by villagers for many long years. Each of these cultural heritage items tells a tale of the lives of the villagers they once belonged to. Also, from the perspectives of food, light, celebration, festivity and so on, the wisdom and hardship of the forefathers are conveyed and it is as though the artifacts speak to you about the history of these people who shared a tight bond.
No. 1 Building – Exhibition of folklore materials in the former home of the Ozaki family.
No. 2 Building – Exhibition of washi production materials in the former home of the Nakatani family.

  • No. 1 building which, for some mysterious reason, will back you feel at peace

  • No. 2 building is only a little further ahead

  • Coexisting with villager lifestyle

Ainokura Folk Museum

Address 352 Ainokura, Nanto city, Toyama, 939-1915
TEL 0763-66-2732 (Ainokura Folk Museum)
Trading hours 8:30 - 17:00
Non-trading hours Open all-year round
Price Adults: 200 yen, senior high school students: 100 yen, elementary & junior high school students: 50 yen
(For groups of 20 or more – adults: 150 yen, senior high school students: 70 yen, elementary & junior high school students: 30 yen)
* Shared ticket with Aikura Traditional Industry Museum – Adults: 350 yen, senior high school students: 150 yen, elementary & junior high school students: 70 yen
(For groups of 20 or more – adults: 260 yen, senior high school students: 100 yen, elementary & junior high school students: 50 yen)
Access 25 minutes on the Gokayama-bound bus from Johana station on the JR Johana Line. Alight at the Ainokura-guchi bus stop and walk 3 minutes.
20 minutes by car from the Fukumitsu interchange of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Parking Yes
Parking fee
500 yen (motorcycles/scooters: 100 yen, medium/large-sized buses: 2,000 yen, large buses: 3,000 yen)
Official URL http://www.g-ainokura.com/
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