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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
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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We were lucky that it snowed - the village looked so beautiful. Better than we imagined it would be. The history and archectiture was very inspiring

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were lucky that it snowed - the village looked so beautiful. Better than we imagined it would be. The history and archectiture was very inspiring

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Take the sarubobo tour bus from Nohi bus center just beside takayama train station, bus fare 200yen only at bus waiting line no.1, takes fifteen minutes or so. Hida village consists of a collection of village houses relocated here from nearby from around shirakawago and other villages for preservation. In the winter it puts on a fairy tale like white... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very serene place. Nice to show the kids how life was like in the olden days. Hospitable staff. Also were able to watch wooden sculpturing live in action

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We had a lovely afternoon here, exploring all the houses. Each one needs shoes off so remember that when packing (we managed to shuck off our walking boots quickly after the first three) Views are stunning and everything is accessible. We even picked up the photo they took of us at the entrance as it was very sweet. Enjoy.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Village was covered with a meter or more of snow and the lake was frozen solid when we visited giving it a magical appearance. Most of the village was open for viewing however some areas were closed for safety reasons. The village gives a good insight into old rural Japan. Village is only a short bus ride from Takayama station,... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were 3 families travelling together who thoroughly enjoyed spending a couple of hours here. The historical houses around the lake looked particularly pretty with all the snow. Worth the short trip on the bus from the train station and the admission fee. Our kids enjoyed the clue hunt/questionnaire activity for a little gift at the end. Highly recommended if... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Covers everything from large three storey farm houses to crude log cabins. Restful surroundings set on the forested hill site. You get to feel how the life must be back then. If you don't mind walking, you get to see many houses from different classes. Some activities you can enjoy inside houses too (like making straw sandals). We enjoyed the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

If you are an avid walker, you can walk down to this quaint village with preserved old Japanese style houses, nice by lanes, shops and restaurants. There are many things to see, so keep extra time up your schedule.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This should be a must for every tourist to Takayama. the village is located just ten minutes drive from the bus station. It gives a glimpse into the daily life of villagers last and earlier centuries ago. We spent a very fine two hours there and enjoyed seeing the place in the snow. Good for kids as well.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

About 2km from Takayama station, this open air museum of farm houses is worth a visit. Admission fee is 700yen. Present the brochure to get a 100yen discount. The houses are on a hill slope surrounded by a lake. It's beautiful after a snow fall.

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