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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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Amazing 600 year old houses - traditional Japan on display in an open air museum.

This open air style museum was amazing. We were lucky that the weather was nice and sunny as this is totally out in the open. Some of the houses here are over 600 years old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This open air style museum was amazing. We were lucky that the weather was nice and sunny as this is totally out in the open. Some of the houses here are over 600 years old. They're all open and you can enter inside and have a look around. There are information displays translated into English with excellent explanations as to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to Hida no Sato, my nephew says he would like to go back there. There is an excellent collection of old buildings and historical artifacts. Most of the displays had some English so we were able learn a lot about the local culture and history. We enjoyed watching the local craftsmen doing their arts and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Hida no Sato is a great option to visit old Gassho Zukuri houses without having to travel all the way to Shirakawa-go. Yes, it is artificial as the houses were brought there from their original location but they are beautifully arranged and the walking tour around the museum is very pleasant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Well signed and full of of relevant information. Gives you a real feel of the style of building that made the builders from this region so revered throughout Japan. The promise of seeing 'artisans working on traditional arts & crafts' was not delivered and it was pretty empty. But as a self guided 1 hour walk around it can't be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This gives you a good taste of Hida houses and lifestyle. There's lots to see in a compact area. And it's set in the mountainside so there are great views of the surrounding area. You really only need an hour. And it's a relatively easy 30 minute walk to and from town (just the last 750 meters are uphill).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Location : Easy with hop-on-hop-off tourist bus, close to town centre Attraction : All heritage buildings in one, with a one-off entrance fee only, unlike individual entrance fees at Shirakawa-go (which is highly tourist populated) Definitely worth going ! I would avoid Shirakawa-go instead.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is one of the best folk village I have seen in Asia. It has very historical and natural environment. The village is not so big, taking 30 walk might be enough. It even has similar kind of house as from Shirakawa-go. You can take not so sequent Nohi bus from Jr Takyama station, just about 10 minutes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great experience. There were about 20 houses that we entered and explored with plenty of artifacts and photos explaining the history of the family that originally lived there. The houses are incredibly well-preserved and I felt lucky to be able to enter them and walk around at my own leisure. The houses all contained plenty of historical information in English... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a great way to see a traditional village of Old Japan, even saw some people carrying out local crafts which could be bought. It's InA perfect setting 10minutes by local bus from Takayama maybe 30minute walk all uphill! The views of the Japanese Alps were perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This outdoor architectural museum of traditional farmhouses of the valleys of central Japan is a pleasant place to spend a couple of hours learning about the various types of structures used in the area, why they were built the way they were and how they were used. Of course the farmhouses (especially the steep-roofed "gassho" farmhouse) are fascinating. Unexpected "treasures"... More 

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