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Address: 2710 Saikonemba, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0332, Yamanashi Prefecture
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The place is not a "museum" village. It is a living village. The houses are built in a way to resemble two hands clapping together. This is an ancient form of Japanese hut. The... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2016
Yan C
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

The place is not a "museum" village. It is a living village. The houses are built in a way to resemble two hands clapping together. This is an ancient form of Japanese hut. The local name can be translated into "the village of clapping hands" (合掌村). The owner of each house lives and works there, making and selling Japanese arts... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Our visit to Saiko was interesting but it did feel like a lot of the huts were set up more as shops to sell you things, rather than being very informative about the local culture. Worth a look around though and when Mt Fuji briefly came out from the clouds at the end of our trip the view was great.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Visited hut number 12 to rent some geisha clothes to wear on the spot and take pictures with the magnificent Mt. Fuji in the background, alas we had to give it a miss since we arrived by 4pm which was the closing time! Bought some souvenirs from next door hut number 11 though. Overall nice experience, very tranquil and relaxing.

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

We were given a rare glimpse of rural life in Japan in the village. It was a wonderfully spent 3 hours appreciating the crafts, information and various offerings of the village at a minimal cost. There's a place that rents out Japanese traditional costumes for picture taking. There are local vendors selling fruits and other Japanese souvenir items outside by... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a nice quiet nature walk with a nice relaxing view that feeds your mind with a bit of history, this is the place to go to. The interesting japanese shops and restaurants make it more fun. Try the 500yen Japanese Kimono or Armour rentals and take a picture in an old historical Japanese Village.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

we enjoyed the Kimono rentals and take photo in reasonable price you can experience caligraphy...children will enjoy

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

After visiting the caves our families drove past this place. Again an entrance fee is asked. Everything was built only a few years back and in every thatched house something cultural/touristy is available. Ice cream, dressing up in kimono or as a samurai, writing in calligraphy, flower arrangement, origami, etc. Still a stroll through this "village" is quite enjoyable, especially... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

The entrance fee is 350yen. You can get there by retro bus about 40mins. One way costs about 800yen from Kawaguchiko . So better just buy 2-day retro bus ticket of 1200 yen. You can try kimono for 500 yen and take outdoor pictures with view of mount Fuji and the beautiful village

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016

There were multiple little shops set up inside the huts selling artwork, food etc. One of them rents out kimonos and samurai costumes to take photos. Great views of Mt. Fuji.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I throughly enjoy my visit to Sato Nenba village on a sunny day, in the month of May. The thatched-roof houses are similar to the ones in Shirakawa-go. They are beautifully preserved. I rented a lovely kimono to wear and take many pictures in it. On a clear day, you can see the majestic snow-capped Mt Fuji on the background.... More 

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