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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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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We would consider this a "Must do" in the Takayama area. Our plan, which we thought worked well, was to see the other area sites we wanted to see and then to go to the Hida Folk Village after lunch. We purchased a pass that included round trip bus fare and admission. The price is reduced to the cost of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Lovely little village just out of Takayama. We rode our bikes there from our Ryokan. We are a family of 4 including 2 children, aged 12 and 9. There is a bit of a hill which you can get off and walk but otherwise managed fine. Very interesting place with lots of information about Japanese history and culture. Lots of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We rented bikes to drive to this village. We had a great time feeding the carp in the pond and playing with different traditional Japanese children's toys :) There is a lot to see and do in Hida no Sato, so we would recommend future visitors not to rush and take half a day for learning about Japanese tradition and... More

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Tonsberg Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lots to look at and experience in Hida folk village. Great view of the city. Also, there is a small antique shop that two men run. They are both swordsmen and sell many interesting and nice things for cheap money. When you exit Hida folk village and look at the bus stop, you go right for about 100 or 200... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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144 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This village of structures saved from submersion by a dam project is a wonderful look back at how rural Japanese lived hundreds of years ago. The Gassho-style thatched roof houses are incredible. The interiors of these buildings truly give one a feel for what life was like in these rugged mountain conditions. The map is very useful and the signage... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

It like people who lived once in this village still care and restore this place, that never change. You still can feel relaxed when you walking in a village, entering in a houses, see the small temples. And just enjoy nature all around you. Great place to visit in good weather :)

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Charming little town. Nice rice fields, great place to take pictures and for walking. You can visit some houses to get an idea of the old way of living in the japanese mountains.

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Tampa, FL
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great place to see old traditional Japanese homes. There are several activities for children. The grounds are beautiful.

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Opened in 1971, the Folk Village contains a number of thatched and shingled roof houses and other buildings surrounding a large, visually inviting pond. The buildings have been moved from different parts of the Hida region to save them from dams and earthquake destruction, and to ensure the cultural heritage is passed down to future generations. An easy bus trip... More

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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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