World Heritage – Ainokura Gassho-style Village Light-up

A magical night at a world heritage site

  • The soft light of Ainokura village is so magical it will make you forget time.

The Ainokura village light-ups offers visitors an opportunity to gaze upon an authentic Japanese village with a feel of magic in the air. Ainokura village reveals a different face each season, making you want to visit again and again.
There are several light-up events held throughout the year, including the “Lingering Snow” light-up in March, the “Suidensakasa” (water reflection) light-up in May, the “Yosuzumi” (night cooling) light-up in July, the “Inaho Hasagake” (rice harvest) light-up in September and the “Fuyushitaku” (preparation for winter) light-up in November. Enter a different world each time you visit. The magical, beautiful scenery is sure to steal your heart.
* During the Inaho Hasagake light-up in September, a live folksong performance will be held from 19:30.
* At the Fuyushitaku light-up in November, visitors can participate in setting up snow barriers (for a fee) between the hours of 13:00 and 16:00.

  • Enchanting winter wonderland with crisp air and snow lights.

  • Be soothed by the warm light escaping through the window.

  • The beauty of the sunset is in a class of its own.

World Heritage – Ainokura Gassho-style Village Light-up

Event date 2018/02/17~2018/02/18 ,2018/04/28~2018/04/30 ,2018/08/12~2018/08/14 ,2018/09/15~2018/09/17 ,2018/11/23~2018/11/25
Time From sunset
Place Ainokura Gassho-style Village
Address Ainokura, Nanto city, Toyama prefecture 939-1915
TEL 0763-66-2123 (Organization for the Preservation of Ainokura Gassho-style Village)
Price Normal vehicles/light vehicles: 500 yen
Small/mid-sized buses (11 people or more): 2,000 yen
Large buses (30 people or more) 3,000 yen
Motorcycles/scooters: 100 yen
Access 20 minutes by car from the Gokayama interchange of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway (take National Highway 156 in the direction of Taira)
25 minutes by car from the Fukumitsu interchange of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway (take National Highway 304 in the direction of Taira)
25 minutes by bus from Johana station on the JR Johana Line. Alight at the Ainokura-guchi bus station and walk 3 minutes.
Parking Available
Official URL http://www.g-ainokura.com/
Remarks Volunteer guide: 1,500 yen
Commemorative photo: 1,000 yen
Reservations must be made 1 week in advance (visit our website for details)
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