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Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0055, Japan
+81 577-33-4714
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Ranked #2 of 51 Attractions in Takayama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Description: Authentic homes moved from a nearby valley and preserved intact make this attraction a very special "open air museum."
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This village of structures saved from submersion by a dam project is a wonderful look back at how rural Japanese lived hundreds of years ago. The Gassho-style thatched roof houses are incredible. The interiors of these buildings truly give one a feel for what life was like in these rugged mountain conditions. The map is very useful and the signage... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It like people who lived once in this village still care and restore this place, that never change. You still can feel relaxed when you walking in a village, entering in a houses, see the small temples. And just enjoy nature all around you. Great place to visit in good weather :)

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Charming little town. Nice rice fields, great place to take pictures and for walking. You can visit some houses to get an idea of the old way of living in the japanese mountains.

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Tampa, FL
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19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great place to see old traditional Japanese homes. There are several activities for children. The grounds are beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Opened in 1971, the Folk Village contains a number of thatched and shingled roof houses and other buildings surrounding a large, visually inviting pond. The buildings have been moved from different parts of the Hida region to save them from dams and earthquake destruction, and to ensure the cultural heritage is passed down to future generations. An easy bus trip... More

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Once you go to a few houses, the rest feels the same. I did enjoy the visit. The bus takes you to the village and back to town. It was convenient to go.

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Trondheim
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went to this museum the day after we went to the ShirakawaGo. It was a nice muesum were you can see the inside of every house. They also got some people doing local traditional woodworking and so on. Very nice place.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

For ¥700 you can visit 30 historic buildings brought from around the Hida valley. They were moved here to preserve the heritage of the area, otherwise they would have been destroyed due to dam building. There are a range of houses to look around and the information boards tell you enough about the house's purpose and why it is unique.... More

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Perth, Australia
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

For just 700 yen, one gets to visit in many different houses, enjoy the picturesque scenery, play some old-fashioned games, and watch some craft being done. Well worth a visit. It is an easy walk from the town, so you don't need to take the bus.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We did a one day visit to this site through a guided tour on March 2014. We were on the same bus with a local Japanese group. Our lady tour guide was detail in telling us about the place but I could hardly catch half of what she said. She has to improve on her English. But her Japanese counterpart... More

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