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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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Wish we'd had more time to explore

We underestimated the long walk here from the train station so didn't have much time here in the end. Paid our money and had a very quick wander about. I suppose we saw everything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We underestimated the long walk here from the train station so didn't have much time here in the end. Paid our money and had a very quick wander about. I suppose we saw everything but more time would have been nice. It is a basic old Japanese village so don't expect more than that. Nicely spread out. Hint: There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is interesting. We didn't have time to visit one of the pointy houses in Shiragawa go so it was good to visit one here along with several other old houses from various periods and places.  I also learnt a lot. I didn't know how silk was made and enjoyed learning about that as well as how people used... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had Hida no Sato to ourselves, it was amazing! Heavy snow falling, snow everywhere, and all the houses to ourselves to take our time and explore the museum. Fantastic museum, friendly staff, and we also now know a lot about all the different types of Japanese sleds!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It was both educational and fun. The open air museum displays not only the gassho houses gathered from different parts of hida but also attempted to give glimpse of the hard and difficult life of the villagers in those days. It was eye opening for my city boy pre schooler to learn about the history and culture of hida.

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Hobart Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

looking at the houses in the village enable you to get an interesting insight into the different living and farming history of the area. the walk was well planned.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Picturesque village located in the outskirts of Takayama. We enjoyed the self guided tour of individual thatch roofed homes which had been moved here from different areas and time periods of Japan. We would not recommend walking there from the Takayama town center. Although the distance is not great, it is an unpleasant walk down busy roadways. We elected to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great way to see Japan in older times lived. This is walking through history in am amazing location. Takayama is one of my favorite places in Japan. Way up in the hills, you take a train with wide window and get to view. the stunning countryside.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Once we had found this place (top tip: don't walk - get the bus) we had a lovely few hours wandering around in the sunshine. It's basically lots of historic properties relocated around a very pretty lake/pond. All very atmospheric when we went. Would definitely recommend, if you like that sort of thing!

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Only a 15 minute bus ride from Takayama station, this gives you a good look at the traditional houses and lifestyle of old Japan in mountain villages of this area. Visiting Shirakawago is much more authentic since people actually inhabit the village, but Hida no Sato is a good substitute if you don't have the time to get to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Pretty in white all over. Try to arrive the latest at 2-3pm as there won't be anymore bus after 5 pm. There are Teddy Bear Museum and Teddy Bear cafe abt 200m from Hida no sato. I do not recommend the Teddy Bear museum unless you're a big fan of teddy bear. Stop over the teddy bear cafe for a... More 

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Address: 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 577-33-4714
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama

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