Category: Museum / Gallery

Ainokura Folk Museum

“Ainokura Folk Museum” is located in the Gasshozukuri areas of Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture. Having turned from old private house with its distinctive thatched roof that is famous for Gasshozukuri areas, the museum introduces you to the history of the area and life of the people living here. Barnyard millet, foxtail millet, and buckwheat were cultivated and people were living a self-sufficient life. In the museum, innovative household items and farming tools used by the predecessors are displayed. Every item was actually used by them and you can learn their wisdom and inventions that came into their mind of living in the area. What’s more, you can climb up to the attic to see the framework and internal structure up close.

In the immediate vicinity, there is “Ainokura Traditional Crafts” where Gokayama’s traditional crafts—Japanese paper, salt, and sericulture—are displayed. Furthermore, there is “Gokayama Japanese Paper Making Experience Center” nearby where you can experience making Japanese paper. Please pay a visit if you are around this area!

Basic Information

Zip code: 939-1915 
352 Ainokura, Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture
0763-66-2732(Ainokura Experience Center)
Open all year round
Adults:300 yen 
Children(Elementary/ Junior High School Students):150 yen

<「Ainokura Traditional Crafts」multi-ticket>
Adults:500 yen
Children(Elementary/ Junior High School Students):200 yen
・Gokayama Guide
Price:2000 yen per person(price for one hour、below 20 people)
Registration:Please send by email, fax, post the 「Tour Guide『Gokayama Guide』Registration Form」to the Gokayama Guide Center
※Registration deadline:3 months to one week before the day of usage


  • FromJR Johana Station
    World Heritage Bus / Heading for Shirakawa Village
    →【Ainokura Exit】
    → Take a 10 min. walk
Category: Museum / Gallery