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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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Breathtaking scenery, rich with culture to wander around at your own pace.

If you’ve come to Takayama, you need to visit the Folk Village. I’ve been here both in autumn & winter & would aim to go back for the remaining two seasons. Breathtaking scenery... read more

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you’ve come to Takayama, you need to visit the Folk Village. I’ve been here both in autumn & winter & would aim to go back for the remaining two seasons. Breathtaking scenery, rich with culture to wander around at your own pace. It’s the life-sized style museum that has plenty of information but doesn’t drown you in words. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of reviews of this tremendous site, wanted to add you can ticket as bus station next to train station that included entrance and bus there and back for under 10.00 dollars. Great deal

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is beautiful but kind of small. Nonetheless, you can still take lots of photos there. You can take a bus from the Takayama bus terminal to get there. Please take note of the bus schedule and opening hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to visit the Huda Folk village during a sunny spell between heavy snow showers. It's a very historical site and well worth the time to walk around viewing the old houses.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying nearby this area when I was there in September 2016. Was looking forward to visit this village. When in with admission fee but was very disappointed. Not much to see n not well maintain. May b peak season has just over and season has change and it's maintenance time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hida village is a short 14 min bus ride from Takayama station which costs about Y210 each way. Entrance fee is about Y300 and you may spend a short time admiring the view, taking photos of the stunning, lit village across the lake or much longer walking around the precinct, exploring the buildings. Either way, It's value for money... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really neat place to explore. The buildings are all different styles and really interesting displays inside. Would recommend if you enjoy outdoor museums, villages, etc. Even a cute little area to sled (during winter) with sleds and skiis provided. Would say that during winter, as a few extra buildings are not open to the public, they should maybe lower the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Hida Folk Village was different from Shirakawago. Visitors are allowed to walk into the houses and read the history of each houses. It was interesting to learn who were the owners, the occupation of the owner, the house' layout, how did the people live their lives back then in a village etc. It is worth to spend a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know what the Folk Village looks like during the day, but the lit up version was lovely. I'm sure it's also pretty during the spring, but it was very peaceful to see during winter, except for the occasional obnoxious tourist. The lake was also somewhat frozen over, with snow on it. It was truly lovely. Areas were roped... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We knew this place from our hotel in Takayama. They are help us by providing transportation for free. At the beginning we interest to see limited period illumination old village, as we dont have a chance visiting Shirakawago during Light Up festival. We thought that, this illumination event will be a great alternative for Shirakawago. If you want to more... More 

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