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Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting to view the dwellings that have been re assembled in this area to show how life was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Maureen K
Colyton, United Kingdom
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Nice place to go and spend a couple of hours . Very interesting . Great views of mountains Good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Authentic homes moved from a nearby valley and preserved intact make this attraction a very special "open air museum."
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1-590 Kamiokamotomachi | 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, 506-0055, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Chubu, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting to view the dwellings that have been re assembled in this area to show how life was lived in the past. We visited late afternoon and had the place almost to ourselves, an interesting trip for a couple of hours.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place to go and spend a couple of hours . Very interesting . Great views of mountains Good pictures . Interedting

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bowdenkeith
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved the village, the quiet and learning about the way people used to live. There's lots of information in English. The lacquer work and knife worker were mesmerising to watch. A welcome respite from the crowds and hustle bustle of the rest of our...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lorrainegol
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting look into Japan's history by visiting a village full of dwellings going back hundreds of years which have been relocated and restored from all over Japan. Very interesting and worth a visit. Recommended.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank jc222
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cold but worth the effort. Great history. Allow 2 hours to see it properly. Can ride is 1050yen so easy to walk when you have time

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank mmslocum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unesco Heritage Site - well worth visiting. Dwellings from different centuries relocated to create historical village. Very informative. Wear slip off shoes. Must remove shoes to enter historical homes, dwellings. Signage on dwellings and some photos provide info how people lived and worked over the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an interesting hour wearing the borrowed rubber boots as it was snowing. Poked about in most of the old houses but kept my boots on and didn’t walk on the floors and mats in my socks as required. Just looked from a distance as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank alan2303
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Hida Folk Village which is a quick and inexpensive city bus ride from the Takayama bus station (very efficient service, no need to get a taxi and from what we saw taxis are easy to get there but thin...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JN65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting Takayama you must see this place. It is so beautiful and is a glimpse at what shinigawa would look like. Not too difficult to get around. Bought a beautiful wood carvings from one of the artisans

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kellyk36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hard-to-please 8 year old had a ball here. We were able to get a good idea of traditional village life and actually walk inside these amazing houses. There were stamps to collect outside some houses which kept him amused plus they have a variety...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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April 16, 2018|
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Response from ccanseria | Reviewed this property |
At Takayama Bus Station, you can buy bus ticket including Hida No Sato entrance fee. Cheaper if you buy it together as 1 package (bus return ticket + entrance fee). Last bus 04.40 pm from Hida (if schedule not change) but... More
January 7, 2017|
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Response from Belgy11 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Of course you can walk from Takayama to the village, it's about 40 minutes walk. You also can take the bus at the train station, and then it would be 10 minutes on the bus. When you walk to Hida Takayama, you can first... More
November 21, 2016|
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Response from mieppus | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are several simple restaurants were you can eat.