Ainokura is a lovely village. All the guest for the night in our minshuku are Japanese, luckily of the guest Mr. Suzuki speak good English and very talkative. He told us about the Shiragawa-go rice wine festival and show us plenty of photos about the nearby villages in different seasons, the places he had been to and about his cooking. He have a dozen of cameras as he couldn't figure out how to transfer the photos to a computer. He's a farmer from Yokohama, and we like him a lot. A very friendly, nice, sharing and talkative guy.
Walking from Ainokura to the next town (20 minutes)
The journey is fairly scenic (sadly the adventure is on a tar road). We pass by a waterfall, a grass storage house, Shirakawa river in emerald green color and plenty of mountains and trees.