We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
+81 577-33-4714
Update attraction details
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."
Write a Review

175 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    89
    70
    15
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Leicester
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
36 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Short bus ride from the station. Very interesting place and could spend between 2 and 3 hours quite easily there if you wanted. Great views. Glad we visited.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Hire a bike from Takayama because the walk (2km) is not very panoramic. 700 yen entrance fee. It was really quiet when we went and the last bit of snow was just finishing melting! It would look even more picturesque in the snow, but harder to walk around. When you need to take your shoes off to go into the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maroochydore, Australia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This recreated old Japanese village, showcases a number of rural dwelling types of the last 400 or so years. All exhibits are clearly marked in English. There are activities that our preteen sons enjoyed. There are working water wheels, and rice paddies sown. A lovely way to spend an hour and a half, learning something of rural life in this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
St.Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
345 reviews 345 reviews
107 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Visited on a beautiful day in April, which certainly helped. But whether sunny or raining, this place is spectacular. A tiny village high in the mountains with a wonderful set of buildings found virtually no where else in Japan.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kauniainen, Finland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
25 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) also viewed

Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
 
Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
 

Been to Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing