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Admission to museum is FREE but please stop at the office by the front gate and get a FREE English Guide Book of all of the rooms in the Museum so you can self guide yourself.
Some of the rooms have a lot of English...More
While this is a free museum, it does rather lack in the level of display and descriptions offered. As fascinating as the history of the area is they make you work for it here. Still, if you enjoy learning about local history it is worth...More
This Museum has a large collection of old and recent artifacts that highlight the history of Takayama. There are 14 display rooms with everything from old fireman’s uniforms to a collection of historic carved Buddhas. The huge beams used in the construction of the building...More
Does not take too long to visit, and is in a beautiful state of presentation. Good photo opportunities and right in the heart of town, which is itself a lovely compact village to see. We also caught the Saturday morning markets by the river. a...More
The items displayed at the museum include beautiful lacquer wear items that resemble wood, displays on the important firefighters necessary in the Edo Period to keep old town Takayama safe. It has a display of Buddhas carved by a traveling monk. A beautiful traditional garden...More
The Takayama Museum of History and Art contains a few pieces about the town's history and culture like old artifacts which they use for festivals back in the day and such. Also has a stamp station if you're collecting those during your trip.
We were lucky enough to meet a volunteer guide that was keen to practice his English and learn how the exhibits could be improved to cater for English speaking tourists. We found it fascinating and provided an overview of how Takayama evolved. It's free and...More
I enjoyed a visit to this museum, which was free to enter. It's in an old house that has been modernised, and so has quite nice lines and a succession of display rooms. I was disappointed that there were relatively few English explanations (but I...More
Although there is not much in English, the guide to this modern museum gives plenty of explanation about what you are seeing of the history of the town and its people. Why the town came to be here and what has gone on here for...More