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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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This is a recreated mountain village, in the sense that authentic relics were moved to one location and clustered together to create the semblance of a 16-19 century village. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a recreated mountain village, in the sense that authentic relics were moved to one location and clustered together to create the semblance of a 16-19 century village. It is spectacular! It's an uphill walk from central Takayama, on the eastern outskirts of town. Take a bus, if you are not into uphill hikes on busy streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This attraction was fantastic, it contains many games and stuffs. you can feed the fishes and play with puzzles. There are old houses that you can visit, you will learn about the Japanese history! But i suggest to buy a bus+Fee packet, it was only 900 dollars per person but the fee for going in was about 1000 yen

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Reasonable Price and very close to the city center. The folk village really have a lot of traditional Japanese buildings. Also, they provide traditional child games, you will enjoy it no matter you bring along with kids or not

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We spent one hour in the Hida Folk village, it is a longe ride by bike from the center of Takayama. We did not like it much.It all looks a bit old fashioned.

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was the most beautiful and interesting place that I have seen, so much history and fascinating facts about the whole village. Allow yourselves a minimum of three hours to take in the whole village at ease and you have to make sure you see all the houses as they are all so different. The forests surrounding this village make... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

So lovely here. Beautiful forest setting. Lots of nice touches like games to play, parasols to walk around with, silk worms to touch, food to feed the fish and little free gifts to take away. Would definitely recommend.

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A bit of a schlepp from town, but worth the trip if you're interested in how people actually lived. If you've got kids in tow, they'll have a blast exploring the buildings and trappings of villager life. It's a great break from temple gazing, with interactive exhibits for the kids and educational posts for adults. One of our favorite visits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stayed in a ryokan just down the street from the folk village, so it was a very simple walk for us up. When we visited in October, there were few people, and the place was very serene in the fall colors and light mist. We had an enjoyable hour wandering around, poking our heads in some of the houses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This historical village comprises of various old traditional styled houses that were relocated to this site. Almost all houses are accessible for exploration and provide a first hand view of how people used to live. This is a very educational place especially if you will be visiting a traditional styled house at some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Walking through the village you'd think it's so nice that it must be a museum ofr something. But this is a living village. We are walking among and taking pictures of people's homes. Wada has a cunning plan. Let people into your house, but charge them a fee. He sits there at the entrance collecting the money, and we go... More 

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