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Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

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Address: 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi | 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, 506-0055, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Chubu, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
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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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Short Bike Tour of Hida

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Well set out and informative

We enjoyed looking around the folk village. Very informative history on each house, the local area, the lifestyle of the past and living interactive activities. Very welcoming... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed looking around the folk village. Very informative history on each house, the local area, the lifestyle of the past and living interactive activities. Very welcoming friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only a short bus ride from Takayama, the village gives you an idea of what life was like for the villagers. There are also different exhibitions to look at.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you cannot go to Shirakawa-go (or eveb if you did) this place is a must. It has some gassho style homes that you can view in detail. It even had a silkworm manufacturing on display. My kids wanted to go into every building on display, each one had different characters and it came from different times. We biked from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We biked from Takayama and we are not good bikers. Biking in town is entirely flat, when we got to the edge of town there were two long blocks that we walked our bikes (anyone with stamina could have biked it). Needless to say our way back was all downhill. We enjoyed museum a lot and it was more informative... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having fell for the (terrible) staged Edo-Tokyo museum in Tokyo, I was skeptical about visiting this staged village. It was, however, worth it. It's a collection of traditional buildings brought from various regions into one central location with the aim of preserving a view of traditional Japanese life. There are some interactive games for children around a beautifully landscaped lake.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

good to understand the history and culture of the area before going out to see the real thing in the Gifu region

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hida Folk Village is a great place for families. It is a lovely place to experience what life was like in Japan hundreds of years ago. The well-maintained buildings have excellent signs in English and Japanese. - Excellent activities for kids. Try on traditional outfits for a photoshoot, attempt to walk on stilts, use a bamboo water squirter to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to take a walk and learn more about the Hida region. There is a full ticket which includes bus transportation and entrance to the village (900¥), ask in the bus station. It's just 30' walk but the street is not suitable for pedestrians

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an interesting place to visit. I loved learning about the culture and the scenery was breathtaking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice small park with great old houses that can be viewed inside. It gives a great insight in how the Hida people lived. Great to see that no screw nor nail is used in building the houses.

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