I walked here from the station area of Takayama. It was easy enough to find but quite a walk. Next time I might consider grabbing a taxi. As you approach the folk village there are craft shops on either side of the road. I found one where you could watch them do wood carving.
After visiting other "traditional" exhibits in Japan, I found Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village a pleasant surprise. If it wasn't for having to pay an admission fee you would think you were genuinely in a country village somewhere in the alps. I visited mid afternoon on a Saturday in October and there weren't very many tourists around. Some areas I had all to myself. There are people doing crafts in some of the houses like basket weaving.
5 stars. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a traditional japanese country village experience but can't afford the time to go hiking off the beaten track.
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