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Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
+81 577-33-4714
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Ranked #2 of 48 attractions in Takayama
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Authentic homes moved from a nearby valley and preserved intact make this attraction a very special "open air museum."
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Visited Hida No sato, Takayama in March 2014. Although it was raining the whole day but we enjoyed walking and looking around this folk village. The footpath and roof top was covered with snow - unexpected view. The craft shop sell a lots of Takayama hand craft souvenirs and also local foods. We really enjoyed the day trip although it... More

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Kauniainen, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Well presented history of living in Japa. Done with skill and love. Worth the visit and can be recommended.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

They've done an incredible job by collecting old houses around Japan and creating a folk village.. Its an incredible way to see how people lived in ancient Japan. It is also an incredibly beautiful and serene place to spend a couple hours. Absolutely must do in Takayama!

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We visited the village in our last trip to Takayama in October. Initially we were still contemplating if it is worth visiting since our main focus is Shirakawago. We were glad we went. It was just a ten minutes bus ride from the Takayama Bus Centre. The bus ticket was 700 yen, including entrance fee. Loved the place, it was... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great place and very interesting. Beautiful surrounding. When I visited it, it was covered in snow, which was a bit challenging and cold, but still worth it. It's worth a visit every season, but I would recommend spring I think. In winter you simply can't reach all the houses because of the mass of snow!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Loved looking at the snow on the rooftops, and imagining trying to live in buildings like that all winter long. Beware the icy footpaths, though!

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Geraldton, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Walked there from town - took around 45 mins in the snow with a stop at the Teddy Bear Cafe for coffee. Fascinating look at historical village life in the region - well preserved and presented old homes and general exhibits.Very pretty in the snow. Spent around 2 hours wandering around, and caught the bus back. You can buy combo... More

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Ohaupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I walked here from the station area of Takayama. It was easy enough to find but quite a walk. Next time I might consider grabbing a taxi. As you approach the folk village there are craft shops on either side of the road. I found one where you could watch them do wood carving. After visiting other "traditional" exhibits in... More

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We loved the snowy day we spent there - with interesting exhibits and friendly staff. It was a winter wonderland. We spent around 3-4 hours there. Loved the fact that they offered free snow boots to ensure we could walk around safely. Its a must do in Takayama, We did it in late Dec, and our adult daughter had also... More

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New York City, New York
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Interesting place, probably better in the warmer and sunnier seasons. Since it's cold and snowy/slushy lots of the homes were closed. The few that were open were nice to see/visit, esp the home that offered hot tea! If you have time, visit the crafts center. Lots of fun making Japanese crafts on a chilly/gray day. The two ladies who work... More

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