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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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Once you go to a few houses, the rest feels the same. I did enjoy the visit. The bus takes you to the village and back to town. It was convenient to go.

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Trondheim
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went to this museum the day after we went to the ShirakawaGo. It was a nice muesum were you can see the inside of every house. They also got some people doing local traditional woodworking and so on. Very nice place.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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129 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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76 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
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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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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