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Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan)

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Oct 17, 2019
“Bad weather did not spoil this place.”
Nov 30, 2019
“Hida Folk Archeological Museum”
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This historic home, which serves as an archaeological museum, boasts architecturally fascinating features such as secret passageways.
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Sanno-machi St., 82 Kamisanno-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-32-1980
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Reviewed November 30, 2019

Small Japanese folk art museum. Not Archoelogical Museum. Do not bring camera. It is a short visit. No discount for students.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 85viliusm
Reviewed October 17, 2019

The weather was poor but I still enjoyed our time here. Our group leader gave us an hour and this was not enough time. The setting is scenic and within this there are a number of buildings which have been re located. I found it...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

This place did not measure up to the write ups and ratings by other visitors. Our group of 2 couples who normally enjoy cultural and historical places found this place uninteresting. Maybe it was an overcast cold winter day ...? For 700Y entry cost, not...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kyh86
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Beautiful surroundings, with the trees just turning their autumnal colours. More than 30 buildings (dwellings) were moved here from different parts of Hida to preserve traditional vernacular houses and lifestyle. Very easy to imagine life in the "olden"day Great concept to bring everything together in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank foxylady23
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Hida Village was an unexpectedly wonderful place to visit. It was well laid out, very scenic and we got to see a number of superb gass-ho houses without having to travel far. It was an easy 10 minute bus ride from Takayama Station where we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jemimagold
Reviewed January 5, 2017

So often all that is preserved are the grand and important buildings, this museum was a delight because it houses a variety of traditional rural buildings that have been used for generations of families. The setting on the side of a hill around a lake...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank alanloy
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

This 200 year old former physician and samurai house is tucked away on a street teaming with tourists, with no English sign whatsoever. Step inside away from the masses and into another world. The friendly guide points out the ceiling that collapses and the secret...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank alexblinks
Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

I read the other reviews on this with a little disappointment. Takayama as a whole is not that geared up (but is getting there) for travelers who don't speak/read any Japanese so very few places have full English translations (I have around 10 words I...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank purplespiders
Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is not a museum but an old house with some stuff that as there is no English or any other western language explanation will remain a mystery. Waist of time and money.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Starviagera
Reviewed January 26, 2015

I enjoyed this little museum. The collection includes a lot of prehistoric stone artefacts and pottery as well as more recent materials and weapons. Unfortunately for tourists almost all labelling and info is in Japanese. The museum itself is a house previously owned by a...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank L_Koungoulos
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