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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 #1 of 47 Attractions in Takayama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Authentic homes moved from a nearby valley and preserved intact make this attraction a very special...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Authentic homes moved from a nearby valley and preserved intact make this attraction a very special "open air museum."

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We went as a family in early December and it was awesome. It was absolutely beautiful and well worth the visit. Definitely go in December when it is snowing, absolutely beautiful.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

There is so much see here, gardens, exhibitions and many historic buildings from the past that have been moved here for all to see.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The best of our tours around Takayama. We had our own transport so was easy enough to find and park. An amazing working village which was lovely to walk around and we even managed a walk to the lookout to view this place from a height. Loved the fact that there were people going about their own business undistributed by... More 

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Tianjin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Take the bus from the train station and in 10 minutes you're there. Go early. We were there when no one was there but by 10am it's crowded. Spend a lot of time there because the scenery is beautiful and once to get to the end of the park, and if it's a clear day check out the mountains in... More 

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Gympie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Very well laid out folk village with good explanations. Excellent English brochure allows you to fully understand the "exhibits". If you wish to venture well inside most buildings it is a shoes off rule. Some unique architectural styles brought from all over Japan. Allow about 1hour, depending how cold & wet you are, must be great in good weather. PS... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was raining when we arrived. So called rain before the snow arrives! The folk village was mainly to understand the Japanese culture better as well as to drown yourself in their amazing scenery. A great place not only for photographers, but for other tourists as well! Just to spend a few hours basking in nature.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a perfect stop in every season and all weather (even rainy days) I really enjoy walking around this rather large out door 'museum'. Unlike Shirakawa-go these houses are unoccupied which lets you get a peek inside. Keep in mind that you will have to remove your shoes to enter every house so wear a pair that are easy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I visited here during Winter so it was beautifully covered in a fresh layer of snow so I got quite a few nice photos. Also, I assume because of the weather, it was reasonably empty so I almost had the park to myself. There's quite a bit to see with english explanations for everything. Most of the buildings, all from... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Hida no Sato is much easier to get to from central Takayama than Shirakawa-go, but has a nice variety of traditional farmhouses from around the region, arranged into an attractive village. There is enough English signage to provide insight into each building, and English-speaking staff hanging around to answer questions.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Nice overview of various houses in the region, but not many activities are available here. Spend about half an hour to one hour here.

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