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Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

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Address: 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 577-33-4714
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Description: Authentic homes moved from a nearby valley and preserved intact make this...
Authentic homes moved from a nearby valley and preserved intact make this attraction a very special "open air museum."
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A great way to see Japan in older times lived. This is walking through history in am amazing location. Takayama is one of my favorite places in Japan. Way up in the hills, you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great way to see Japan in older times lived. This is walking through history in am amazing location. Takayama is one of my favorite places in Japan. Way up in the hills, you take a train with wide window and get to view. the stunning countryside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Once we had found this place (top tip: don't walk - get the bus) we had a lovely few hours wandering around in the sunshine. It's basically lots of historic properties relocated around a very pretty lake/pond. All very atmospheric when we went. Would definitely recommend, if you like that sort of thing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Only a 15 minute bus ride from Takayama station, this gives you a good look at the traditional houses and lifestyle of old Japan in mountain villages of this area. Visiting Shirakawago is much more authentic since people actually inhabit the village, but Hida no Sato is a good substitute if you don't have the time to get to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Pretty in white all over. Try to arrive the latest at 2-3pm as there won't be anymore bus after 5 pm. There are Teddy Bear Museum and Teddy Bear cafe abt 200m from Hida no sato. I do not recommend the Teddy Bear museum unless you're a big fan of teddy bear. Stop over the teddy bear cafe for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Folk Village was very comprehensive in all the artifacts and different aspect they wanted to show. it was a good 3 hours to get around and see all the different types of houses and displays. the curator has gone to a great deal of trouble to make each house authentic and with English explanations (although a little sparse at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Very nice site, with various types of houses from around the region which can be seen also from the inside. Gives you an idea of how people used to live in these parts a couple of hundred years ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was a great introduction to the ways of the Hida people. The old houses were amazing to walk around and we had a lot of fun here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Interesting litte "Folk village" located on the outskirts of Takayama. All of the buildings in this village were relocated here from nearby areas when the government was building dams. This was a neat way to save these historic buildings. Almost all of the buildings have English information, so you get a good sense for what each building was used for.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Having stayed in Shirakawago we had been exposed to traditional housing and thatched roofs before visiting the Folk Village. There was no doubt in our minds that staying in the actual houses at local Ryokan was better than viewing them in this way. The visit was not without merit however and there were many displays in different houses of how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My wife, baby son, and I visited Takayama in February during a pretty hefty snow storm. A benefit of visiting under such harsh conditions was that tourists, like us, were few and far between. The emptiness gave the feeling that we had the village to ourselves; which allowed us to move freely through the village at our own pace. I... More 

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Address: Address: 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 577-33-4714
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama

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