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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Basically its replicas of olden day homes set up as a village. Very easy to get to and back from Takayama via bus line. There is a "rest" facility with restrooms and vendor machines for soft drinks, tea, and coffee in the village. There is a large tourist shop where the bus drops you off (2 minute uphill walk from... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was snowing pretty heavily on the day we arrived. But all the trouble was worthwhile. We could see different architecture of houses in the olden days. Plus, the place was amazingly pretty covered in snow. It is worth it to spend time exploring the village.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Thought it was going to be very twee and touristy, it wasn't so a lovely surprise. Amazing how folk used to live and you touch and feel stuff which is a bonus

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Must see Lovely set. Very informative. Allow 4 hours to this attraction This plays has exciting things to do and you can just roam around enjoying everything.

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Kapolei, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It takes a little effort to get to this spot, a bit off the beaten track, but it's a nice day excursion from Takayama, and we found it was well worth the visit. I loved the fact that we could view authentic architecture and "way of life" from various time periods in Japanese history, all collectively (and I think admirably)... More

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Davao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was a nice 20 minute ride from the city proper on bicycles. If you're not into that, then buy a tour from the JR Station and they will collect you in a shuttle bus and drive you to the village. Once there, you will be impressed with the local history and beauty of the grounds. Lots to see and... More

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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Good hike or little drive from Takayama, is a picturesque collection of old style thatch roof buildlings dotted along the foot of a mountain, surrounding a pond. Great way to see how the Japanese lived and their traditional way of life in this part of Japan. Amazing how large the buildings are. Not terribly "interactive" but a good way to... More

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