Yomoshiro

Style: Gassho-Zukuri

Price Per Person:
¥9,000 ~ ¥10,000

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Address (English)

395 Ainokura
Nanto -shi

Address (Japanese)

富山県南砺市相倉395

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Welcome to Yomoshiro. This Gasshou-Zukuri minshuku is a part of a world heritage site. This area gets an incredible amount of snow in the winter time. Here you will have an authentic Japanese experience. Yomoshiro is made of one building with four guest rooms and it is run by a warm welcoming family. Dinner there features vegetables that is collected by the father from the surrounding mountains and is prepared in the style of a traditional Japanese family.

Welcome to Yomoshiro. This Gasshou-Zukuri minshuku is a part of a world heritage site. This area gets an incredible amount of snow in the winter time. Here you will have an authentic Japanese experience. Yomoshiro is made of one building with four guest rooms and it is run by a warm welcoming family. Dinner there features vegetables that is collected by the father from the surrounding mountains and is prepared in the style of a traditional Japanese family.

Facilities

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GUEST ROOMS

  • Japanese Style Room with Private Bath and Toilet
  • Japanese Style Room with Private Toilet Only
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Towels

HOT SPRINGS and BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Hot Spring Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Hot Spring Bath in Guest Room
  • Private Outdoor Hot Spring Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Hot Spring Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Hot Spring Bath

REGULAR BATHING FACILITIES

  • Shared Outdoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Shared Indoor Bath (Same Gender Only)
  • Private Outdoor Bath (Attached to Guest Room)
  • "Family Bath" (Privately Reserved Bath)
  • Mixed Outdoor Bath (Both Genders)

MEALS

  • Dinner and Breakfast Plan Available
  • Breakfast Plan Only Available
  • No Meal Plan Available

SPECIAL MEAL REQUEST

  • Special Meal Request (e.g. No Pork)
  • Vegetarian Meals (with fish)
  • Vegetarian Meals (no fish but with fish broth)
  • Western-style Breakfast

DINING ARRANGEMENTS

  • Dinner Served in Guest Room
  • Breakfast Served in Guest Room

OTHER

  • English Ability of the Ryokan Staff/Owners:
    A Little English Spoken
  • Internet Connection:
    Wifi Available
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    Wifi Available
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    Free Parking
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  • fabulous place

    Kieran

    Month of Visit: October

    Country Of Reviewer: Australia

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    If you want a traditional Japanese Ryokan experience this is the place for you. The hosts were very, very friendly, the food fantastic (make sure you are hungry as the meals are very filling) and the Ryokan itself was something else. Built about 250 years ago it's amazing as are all the Gassho houses. Kuni, the host suggested we watch a DVD about Gassho houses and the villages - it was well worth the 30 minutes viewing time as we now understand much, much more about these amazing buildings and the area. The village is wonderful and well worth a visit - small and not packed with tourists. Highly recommended. p.s if you are driving there beware the google instructions. If approaching from Donohara stay on the 156. Do not take the right hand turn near the bridge over the river. Stay on the 156 and you'll get to Ainokura without problem.
  • Fantastic

    Patrick

    Month of Visit: October

    Country Of Reviewer: Netherlands

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    YOMOSHIRO is just WAUW! What a fantastic family and what a great place to stay. The dinner together with other guests was one of the highlights of our trip. The food was prepared with love and was delicious. What made it special was the singing of the owner while we were eating. The Japanese bathroom and the smell of roasted fish. It was just a magic place. Ainokura is a beautiful place and not many tourists gives you that special feeling. Thank you Okaasan, Ojisan and Makoto.
  • Authentic, Grounded Japanese Experience

    Gary

    Month of Visit: July

    Country Of Reviewer: Canada

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Ainokura is the perfect choice for travelers looking to get away from the crowded cities or even the line up of buses in Shirakawa. Within Ainokura, Yomoshiro was an amazing fit for our family of four to stay for two nights. What was so great? The host family, first and foremost. Talented and openhearted, they offered super clean accommodations, local food delicacies as well as menu choices for our kids, and they shared stories about Japanese culture of the area. The ryokan has been in the family for hundreds of years! This was a down-to-earth, slow motion experience that was exactly what we needed after the hustle and bustle of the cities.
  • Wonderful stay!

    Alexandra

    Month of Visit: July

    Country Of Reviewer: Canada

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    My friend and I enjoyed a wonderful stay at Yomoshiro - if you want to learn about and experience the local culture of the area, Ainokura is definitely the place to go: quaint little village with 2 small museums + Yusuke gallery (beautiful old pictures), washi paper workshop & some gentle hiking around the village, without the crowds of Shirakawago. We stayed 2 nights at Yomoshiro & would recommend doing so to fully immerse yourself. Dinners & breakfasts were yummy, our host eager to share his culture & futons were comfy - we loved it!
  • Beautiful experience

    Victoria

    Month of Visit: January

    Country Of Reviewer: Argentina

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    I stayed at Yomoshiro´s House in January ´18, but i forgot about the review, nevertheless I wanted to thank you for the beautiful experience and the kindest treat. Yomoshiro and his family are very nice and warm. The house is very comfortable and beautiful. I wanted to visit the local paper factory but it was closed so Yomoshiro took me to the next village in his car where there was another paper factory that was open. I forgot about the review but not about Ainokura!
  • great location

    Sara

    Month of Visit: May

    Country Of Reviewer: Italy

    Atmosphere Rating - 4

    Food Rating - 3

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 3

    Me and my husband (in honeymoon) we just went there to spend 1 night. The location is great, quiet small village surrounding by mountains. Hosts are very kind. In my experience, food was not so special. The ioggest problem was that tatami rooms are separated only by fusuma, light panels, and we didn't sleep at all because of the noise (snore) of our neighbours, terrible!! But this has nothing to do with the place.
  • Unforgettable trip

    Warastuti

    Month of Visit: November

    Country Of Reviewer: Indonesia

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    I stayed in Yomoshirou in November 2018. I submitted a review but the website failed to upload it and was too lazy to rewrite. My days in Ainokura was the highlight of my trip to Japan this time. I feel like eating the best, pure, unspoiled food during my stays at Yomoshirou. The warm welcome, conversation after dinner, knowledge sharing about the locals and culture, touches the very heart of mine. You can feel that all hospitality you get comes from a good-hearted family. The pleasant smell of the roasted iwana fish, the kombucha, the futon linen.. your good sleep and bath experience in Japanese style bathroom.. all are unforgettable. Okaasan, Ojisan and Makoto.. o genki desu. I miss you all. Hontouni arigatou gozaimas for everything.
  • A birthday to remember!

    Khristine Joy

    Month of Visit: April

    Country Of Reviewer: Philippines

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    I LOVE YOMOSHIRO! Most of all the family who owns it, they made my birthday extra special with the truly spectacular experience of staying in their lovely gassho-zukuri house. I've been eyeing the accommodation for more than a year already since I was supposed to go last 2018. Finally, this year, I was able to push through with my trip and a room was available where I could spend my birthday. Aside from the hearty dinner and breakfast, the couple and my fellow guests sang me a happy birthday and I was just overcome with gratitude. The family were so warm and made my stay truly comfortable despite the limited Japanese on my part. Even after weeks, I still dream of Yomoshiro. Plus, Ainokura was a picturesque village. Thank you, Japanese Guest Houses for making one of my dreams come true!
  • Fantastic experience

    Adele

    Month of Visit: April

    Country Of Reviewer: Italy

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Ainokura is a perfect place to stay, full of peace and nature. We stayed in Yomoshiro ryokan for one night and eveything was great! the owner and his wife prepared a traditional dinner and explained the history of their home. The room and the shared bathroom were big and clean. We had fun in performing togheter some traditional musical instruments.The atmoshepre was magic.
  • Fantastic experience

    Krystian

    Month of Visit: April

    Country Of Reviewer: Poland

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Fantastic experience! We could feel traditional Japanese way of life. Food was superb, room and bathroom very clean. Hosts very, very friendly. They told us about local life, culture, food and music. It was expensive stay, but worth to pay. We have memories for rest of our lives.
  • Loved it!

    Gregory

    Date of Review: February, 2019

    Month of Visit: February

    Country Of Reviewer: United States

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Absolutely loved staying at Yamashiro in Ainokura! The pictures don’t do it justice. The rooms felt authentic, the village incredibly peaceful, and the dinner was unbelievable. The hosts were friendly, and even gave me a small gift after we discovered a common interest in snowboarding. Highly recommend!
  • Absolutely perfect place to stay

    Sally

    Date of Review: January, 2019

    Month of Visit: December

    Country Of Reviewer: Australia

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    I booked our stay here for a magical, memorable white Christmas with my family and it was the perfect choice. Not only was the house amazing (250 year old historical house!), but our hosts were exceptional and food delicious. We loved listening to the detailed description of our meal and explanation of the Gassho-Zukuri, as well as a demonstration of local instruments. It was very clear they loved hosting so much because they can share the very special culture that Ainokura has. Our children were welcomed and well catered for, and our hosts were so genuine in their excitement to have people stay. We were able to leave our bags before and after checkout, which was very helpful. On a sidenote, we visited Shirakawago prior to coming here, and although each ryokan was fabulous, the tourist overcrowding of Shirakawago made it a little unpleasant. Ainokura was not overrun.
  • Comfy Stay

    Yvonne

    Month of Visit: December

    Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    We wanted to book Gassho house at Shirakawa-go but it was fully booked and Japanese Guest House recommended Yomoshiro to us. We are glad that we stayed at Ainokura instead of Shirakawa-go. It was too touristy and crowded at Shirakawa-go for our liking. The kids all voted that Yomoshiro is the best place that they have stayed during the Japan trip. We were disappointed that the snowfall for this year was later than usual but the hospitality given by the host more than compensated for the lack of snow. The food was superb and we had the best meal in Japan! The host even prepared special child meal. The room was big and comfortable and we had a good Night rest. The village is located uphill from the bus stop so we took awhile to push our 3 luggage bags up. Other than that we would highly recommend this place .
  • Amazing home stay

    Anna

    Date of Review: December, 2018

    Month of Visit: December

    Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Our stay at Yomoshiro was nothing short of amazing. Our hosts were warm and friendly, truly Japanese hospitality at its best! We were greeted with a hot cup of tea and snacks upon checking in. As it was snowing, our host lent us their boots when we went out for a walk. Dinner was sumptuously and we had the opportunity to interact with the other Japanese guests staying there. Our host also took great efforts to share with us the different musical instruments used despite having limited knowledge of the English language. He also prepared these homemade heat packs filled with burnt charcoal that kept our feet warm throughout the night. Though it was still relatively early in Dec, we were very blessed to wake up to the sight of a snowy Ainokura that had way less tourists than that in Shirakawa-go and could even build our own snowman. It was truly quite a magical experience and one of our best stays during that trip. Last but not least, our host even drove us out to the bus stop so we could catch the bus. Very thankful as it was snowing heavily that day. Thank you so much! My only regret is forgetting to ask for the names of our hosts!
  • Precious memory

    Date of Review: December, 2018

    Month of Visit: November

    Country Of Reviewer: Indonesia

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    I stayed at Yomoshirou for 2 nights. The house, the host, the ambience of the village really gets me from the very first sight. I am in love with the room that bring us the feel of Japan in the old days and the most authentic ways. I love the smell of the smoke that comes from the fireplace. Arigatou gozaimasu, Makoto! The food was awesomely delicious! I even had difficultly adjusting my tongue when I arrived Tokyo from Toyama. My Japanese style breakfast in Tokyo tasted bad T__T I think it was because I had my tongue purified and pampered in Ainokura. You can feel that the food comes from good-hearted people. Arigatou gozaimasu, Okasan! I managed to bring 2 packs of somen from the village. Had I bring my own car or travel with companion, I would have bought pack of rice from the village. I hontouuni memorized the story of the locals, the history of the house and enjoy my messy experiment with kokiriko percussion. Arigatou gozaimasu, Otosan! I almost moved to tears when Otosan picked me up from the bus station. It was raining cats and dogs and I got in the last bus from Shirakawago heading back to Ainokura. Then in the living room, warm ocha and biscuits had been prepared for you. Another thing I am so thankful for was the guests. On the first night we shared the house with a lovely couple from Spain and an ojisan from Nara (I regretted that I didn't ask their names). On the second night I stayed with Vicenza from Italy and Kevin from Singapore. We had wonderful conversation. On the second night we talked about God, religion and politics until late night =)) Otosan, Okasan and Makoto... big big love from me to you <3
  • Super Nice!

    Chin chean

    Date of Review: December, 2018

    Month of Visit: December

    Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    This is one of the best experience in Japan, the owner was really nice and we appreciate all the little touches his family made to make us feel good. My wife and I are vegetarian, the owner made effort to accommodate our needs and we loved the home cooked food. The owner even went all out to introduce their history and culture, with minimal english :) Because it was raining when we checked out, the owner drove us to the bus stop outside the village which was really nice! Thank you!
  • A memorable "real" Japanese experience

    Month of Visit: November

    Country Of Reviewer: Canada

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    I had an enjoyable stay at Yomoshiro and I would definitely stay there again. I enjoyed Ainokura more than Shirakawago which the staff had recommended I go to on my way to Takayama. There were less tourists (only a few on the day I went Nov.28,2018), but Shirakawa-go was crowded with many tourists (it was still nice though).The owner and his son were friendly and helpful. On the night I was staying, a Japanese woman and her daughter were also staying so the owner talked a lot!, I was able to understand some of what they were saying. The food was pretty good and I liked hanging around the hearth (fire pit). This was not my first choice but I'm so glad I got to stay here! I'm sure the other ones are nice too, but I enjoyed staying here. It is a small village so if you do decide to stay in more than one inn, the other people in the village will know. I thought this would be way more expensive than it was and the price was right so it was affordable for me. As others have said you are definitely getting a good bargain/ value for your money. I hope they keep it that way. This is most likely what you think of when you think of "real" Japanese experiences (traditional not modern). I would recommend it (but I do worry about it becoming too popular that might kill the atmosphere which I found quite peaceful and authentic). I'd also like to recommend the washi (Japanese paper) store/ studio in Ainokura. I regret only buying 2 things because every thing was so nice and/or cute! It was very hard to decide what to get. They are well made. I bought some paper figurines which were nice and solid (not hollow like many others) and you could see the individuality from piece to piece (there were differences and they weren't all painted the exact same). The paper and paper products here are as nice (and in some cases better) as anything else you'll find in Japan. It seemed like they could use the business so try and support local businesses in Ainokura.
  • Wonderful stay

    Yang chay

    Date of Review: November, 2018

    Month of Visit: November

    Country Of Reviewer: Singapore

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    The warm hospitality by the host Mr Kuni and wife and delicious dinner left such an impression on us that I felt I need to write this review. Staying overnight in a traditional gassho house is definitely a "must-do" when visiting Gokayama. I am so glad we found Yomoshiro ryokan via Japanese Guesthouse. The host Kuni, was extremely friendly and made us feel real comfortable. He speaks a little English and we speak a little Japanese so it was all fun communicating over dinner. The highlight was Kuni entertaining us with their traditional musical instrument. Wishing both Mr Kuni and family all the best for years to come. Arigato....Kuni san
  • Wonderful

    Kieron

    Date of Review: October, 2018

    Month of Visit: October

    Country Of Reviewer: Uk

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    We absolutely loved it here. The family were lovely, the food was delicious and the rooms were really comfortable. The owner talked to us during dinner and showed us some traditional musical instruments.
  • Estancia perfecta

    Emma

    Date of Review: September, 2018

    Month of Visit: August

    Country Of Reviewer: Catalunya

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    La casa es de revista, de las típicas de la zona y Ainokura es un lugar precioso y muy tranquilo. El alojamiento es muy cómodo. Estuvimos en una habitación muy amplia, con zona de dormir y zona para las maletas. Cuando llegamos no había camas y por la noche ya nos pusieron los futones. Dormimos 4 personas muy ampliamente. El baño es compartido pero está impecable. Hay una zona con 2 lavabos y 2 wc y a parte hay una ducha. Nos alojamos nuestra familia y una pareja de Singapur y como que los orientales acostumbran a ducharse por la noche por la mañana sólo la utilizamos nosotros. La cena que nos dieron fue espectacular: tradicional, con una presentación exquisita, buena, abundante,... Nada malo que decir. Los amfitriones son encantadores, nos atendió muy bien en todo momento. Durante la cena el señor nos estuvo explicando muchísimas cosas y nos enseñó un instrumento tradicional. A la señora la vimos poco, solo para despedirnos. Nos hemos alojado 2 adultos y 2 niños de 9 y 11 años. Y nos ha resultado muy caro. Pero volveríamos a repetir.
  • Amazing

    Eliot

    Month of Visit: June

    Country Of Reviewer: UK

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    The village is beautiful and tranquil, the guest house is an amazing old building which is relaxing, clean and comfortable inside, the hosts are fantastic, friendly and immensely accommodating, the food is interesting, unique and delicious. Absolutely faultless - one of the best places I have ever stayed and a truly memorable experience
  • Yomoshiro, Ainokura stay

    Eleanor

    Month of Visit: May

    Country Of Reviewer: Australia

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    Our family of 7 stayed at Yomoshiro. Myself and husband are the grandparents and our son, his wife and 3 children were with us. The family was very welcoming and helpful. The father entertained us with traditional musical instruments after dinner and got us all to have a go. The children were delighted to try the instruments. It was a lot of fun. Even though he did not speak much English we understood what was happening. The food was fabulous and so were the futons. As I am 66 the son could see I was a bit stiff trying to sit on the floor and got me a low chair and table so I could eat my meals. This was a lot more comfortable. We had a great time enjoying the ryokan experience. Thank you to the family.
  • A warm family runs this traditional house stay

    Erika

    Date of Review: March, 2018

    Month of Visit: February

    Country Of Reviewer: Mexico

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 4

    Yomoshiro was a great place to start our trip to Japan this winter. The weather was lovely, but the people running this place made our stay in the area warm. Breakfast and dinner were delicious and someone from the family will sit with us at dinner to tell us a little about the food and the traditions of the area like music and the architecture of the houses. The room was very confortable and even if you can hear through the walls, it is all part of the traditional house stay. They gave us a heater and some great rocks wrapped in fabric that will keep our feet and futons warm all night long. The bathroom was shared but never a problem as long as you coordinate with the other guests and the family. We recommend a lot Yomoshiro if you would like to experience a little more of traditional Japanese homes life
  • A Great Homestay Experience

    Sze mun

    Date of Review: March, 2018

    Month of Visit: March

    Country Of Reviewer: Malaysia

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful. The meals provided were exceptionally great!! Met a group of lovely ladies from Hong Kong staying the night together. The hosts has offer to send us to the village nearby for the light up and even arrange for the transport back. I will definitely be back.
  • Wonderful stay!

    Sze

    Month of Visit: February

    Country Of Reviewer:

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    My husband and I stayed one night at Yomoshiro and it was a lovely and memorable experience. The hosts were wonderful and friendly. Gave a very nice introduction about the local history and culture (as much as I could catch with my limited Japanese anyway) and the food was delicious. We were super glad that we didn't end up staying in Shirakawago because Ainokura was the sort of experience that we were looking for - very local and quiet. If you are visiting the area I definitely recommend the home stay, and in Ainokura if you can!
  • Amazing Experience in Ainokura

    Fabio

    Month of Visit: February

    Country Of Reviewer: Brazil

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    This was one of our best experience in our first visit to Japan. The hosts are very nice and friendly. They prepared traditional Japanese food in the wood stove in the middle of the room and explained all abou the region and the house. The village is a great place in the winter. Mounds of snow and it was not very cold, so we enjoyed walking around and taking pictures. Overall, a grate stay that we recommend to anyone interested in seeing a picturesque place in Japan with a lot of cultural background and traditions.
  • Home Away from Home

    Anna

    Month of Visit: January

    Country Of Reviewer: Malaysia

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    We love our stay with the family. The host are so friendly and attentive. Dad even entertained us during dinner time sharing with us the culture and history of Ainokura. Ainokura village is less busy than Shirakawago, the villagers are friendlier and more attentive. We will definitely be back again.
  • Fantastic home stay

    Thandar

    Month of Visit: February

    Country Of Reviewer: Myanmar

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    We are very grateful to the kind host during our stay. He even drive us to the bus stop after check out because of heavy snow. Very kind indeed. It was very pleasant home stay in Ainokura. New experience in gassho house stay and they are very helpful. The host can speak quite well English. He explained us about their tradition and history of their house as well. The meal is very nice. Room is big and clean. Common toilet and bath area is good as well. Service is excellent. We enjoyed our stay a lot. Wish to come back visit them again. Thanks a lot everything.
  • Fantastic!

    Aoife

    Date of Review: December, 2017

    Month of Visit: September

    Country Of Reviewer: Ireland

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 5

    This was definitely one of the highlights of my two weeks in Japan. Having arrived early, there was no issue with dropping my backpack off so that I could comfortably explore the area. The village itself is beautiful and very peaceful. Once it reached check-in time, I was shown to my room where my backpack was waiting and I was welcomed with tea and crackers by the hearth. Soon afterwards, their son began cooking the fish in the hearth which was very cool to watch! The wifi was very strong, their home was warm and comfortable and my room was beautiful and spacious. Myself and the other guests were served an abundance of food, all fresh, delicious and home-grown or locally sourced. They had taken into account my egg allergy and kindly adapted some of the dishes. We were entertained with stories of their home, the area and local musical instruments. Afterwards, we had drinks and watched a documentary about the area. I had a fantastic night's sleep wearing traditional nightwear provided by the family and woke to a delicious breakfast the next morning before packing my bags and making my farewells. The family also helped me to resolve some travel arrangement issues before I departed which was very kind of them to do. I couldn't recommend this ryokan and family highly enough. Thank you!
  • Excellent!

    Brian

    Month of Visit: November

    Country Of Reviewer: United States

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 4

    My wife and I stayed at Yomoshiro in November for one night and we had a great time. The host family is super friendly and welcoming. They prepared a traditional dinner, explained the history of their home and even performed with some traditional instruments. The village of Ainokoura is a really special place and I am really glad we chose to stay a night in the village. I would highly recommend this experience!
  • Super!

    Grazia

    Month of Visit: November

    Country Of Reviewer:

    Atmosphere Rating - 5

    Food Rating - 5

    Staff Rating - 5

    Location Rating - 5

    Room Rating - 4

    One of my best experience in Japan... kindless, good food e nice atmosfere shared with other guest in the house. We don' t kind ryojan to stay in shirakawago.. and we went in Ainokura.. happy for this, we find a nice family and a less turistic place. Ainokura was less difficoultous to reach than I told. Una delle mie piu' belle esperienze in Giappone, gentilezza, cibo buono e fantastica atmosfera condivisa con gli altri ospiti. Non trovando posto a shirakawago abbiamo optano x Ainokura ed e' stata un ottima soluzione, meno turistica e fabtastica famiglia...inoltre ainokura non e' cosi' difficile da raggiungere come pensavo.