Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)
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Natural History Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Didge432
Sutherland Shire, Australia487 contributions
Family
Went here after a large drop of snow and the village looked stunning. Small cost to get in but we easily spent a couple of hours looking around the many old buildings - even took our shoes off in the freezing cold to walk through some of the old homes to see how these people lived hundreds of years ago.

We went on the Monday that schools went back in Japan, and the place was empty which we loved. Kids got ring the giant bell and made a wish, while participating in the stamp hunt throughout the village. After also going to Shirakawago the following day, we felt this village was so much better than Shirakawago.
Written January 7, 2020
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すばらしい評価をいただきありがとうございます。 白川郷も大変厳しい状況のなか、実際に生活して見えます。 これまた、素晴らしいことだと思います。 どちらからも飛騨の良さを感じ取ってください。
Written January 29, 2020
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Valy P
Villeurbanne, France33 contributions
Went there both in summer and winter, and both times were absolutely perfect.
In summer you get to hear the famous cicadas sounds and see all the little paths that are covered in snow in winter.
I recommend staying at the very end of the day, when eveyone else is leaving, so you can have a final walk around the village and in the houses and experience the atmosphere of the empty houses and village. It gets a bit spooky and that's so good!
Oh and there's a few stamps to gather around the village, for stamp seekers like me.
Written May 12, 2022
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AmicoDelSolevante Tours
Takayama, Japan10 contributions
Hida folk village is a real village since the 50s, you can do great local experiences here, meet local people and get the opportunity to see real gassho zukury style houses. If you don't have time or money to go till the beautiful Shirakawa go, this is also a great compromise! You can go by walk 40 min, bycicle 20 min, bus 10 min, I reccomend the bus. You can match the bus ticket with the entrance for less than 10 dollars! It is a great place, I also reccomend to respect the environment, the people and to have a common sense while you are visiting.
Written February 5, 2020
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Thumbelina2
London, UK1,321 contributions
I dropped in here briefly. It's easy to visit with the car park just down a short hill from the entrance. There weren't many people about and I just wandered around the lake to see the view. It was pretty but having just visited Shirakawago and Gokyama it was more of the same.
Written June 6, 2020
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Stuart
Mackay, Australia71 contributions
Coming from Australia snow is a real treat. When we went to the Folk Village on New Years Day it was thick with powdery snow. We could still walk around as the sky was clear and blue. The water wheel was iced over and the thatched roofs had a foot of white powder. I was glad it was open however some of the areas such as the 500 year old hilltop castle were closed due to safety reasons.
Written February 3, 2020
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EDC
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
Yes, it depends. When you visit this place. If you are there anytime other than peak of winter, you get what you see in those pictures on this page mostly. In spring, its lovely flowers. Autumn is deep orange and beautiful. Winter? Sweet spot. Becos this is a winter alpine land and the wintry scenery is beyond comparison. And you can safely skip Shirakawa-go becos... I will let you into a secret. The group tourists head for Shirakawa-go. They outnumber the houses. They outnumber the locals 100:1. Here in Hida no Sato, you are, well, just you! Look, if you dont believe me, pay a visit to this place in winter. Plan your trip well and time it with the snow. The curated slopes, the mountains, the tall pine trees are let's just say magical! Unbeatable. Unique. Best.

Its the best kept secret of Gifu. No one has done a review of this place yet. I will be doing one on Youtube. Follow me! Meanwhile enjoy some of my photos and sit back and plan.
Written January 18, 2020
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muffin55
Ngatea, New Zealand101 contributions
Just beautiful, snow falling and it looked magic. Easy to walk around. Easy to get to as bus from station goes to door and village is over the road from the bus stop.
Nice warm resting room with vending machines and toilets in the Village.
Written January 5, 2020
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globalcitizen22
Singapore, Singapore143 contributions
Friends
Absolutely love how the japanese people run museums. You can touch everything in the houses and explore like you are literally visiting real live houses unlike many where they shield and covers all items with covers. This makes the visit very intimate and authentic. Visited in winter and some houses are closed for visit but overall, it was a great place to learn more about takayama history and everything was very beautifully remodeled and laid out. Must go when u are in takayama.
Written February 17, 2020
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ありがとうございます。 このような暖かい、貴重なご意見を励みにして より一層、保存、管理運営に励んで参ります。
Written February 19, 2020
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Arotake
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK860 contributions
One of our favourite things we did in 3 weeks in Japan. A lovely gentle walk around a re-created Japanese village. Get to see lots of different types of houses, communal spaces and activities inside and out. Excellent.
Written January 7, 2020
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Judas H
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It's a really gorgeous historical village, and English signage is ample. You really get a sense of the history of the region and how people used to live. Bloody tough lives they must have had! The moss and nature and pond was just beautiful. There was enough English signage for my parents to enjoy but definitely not everything is translated. In winter, some parts of the village are off limits which was a huge shame - I wanted to see the old village shrine!
Written January 9, 2020
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ありがとうございます。 冬は寒さによる凍結の危険があるため やむを得ず、危険個所については通行止めにしております。 ご理解の程おねがいいたします。
Written January 28, 2020
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