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“Excellent place to wander round”

Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)
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$45.09*
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Short Bike Tour of Hida
Ranked #2 of 155 things to do in Takayama
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Authentic homes moved from a nearby valley and preserved intact make this attraction a very special "open air museum."
Leicester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Excellent place to wander round”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Short bus ride from the station. Very interesting place and could spend between 2 and 3 hours quite easily there if you wanted. Great views. Glad we visited.

Visited April 2014
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“A great realistic village”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Hire a bike from Takayama because the walk (2km) is not very panoramic. 700 yen entrance fee. It was really quiet when we went and the last bit of snow was just finishing melting! It would look even more picturesque in the snow, but harder to walk around. When you need to take your shoes off to go into the tatami parts of the houses, there are slippers provided, nice touch! There are some wooden block puzzles to do, dress up photos as a farmer to take, wooden stilts to master and coi carp to feed. It was great to see the old way of life and how much space was in the old houses!

Visited April 2014
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Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“lovely outdoor museum style activity”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

This recreated old Japanese village, showcases a number of rural dwelling types of the last 400 or so years.

All exhibits are clearly marked in English.

There are activities that our preteen sons enjoyed.

There are working water wheels, and rice paddies sown.

A lovely way to spend an hour and a half, learning something of rural life in this part of the country.

Visited April 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
“Spectacular - strongly encourage visiting”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Visited on a beautiful day in April, which certainly helped. But whether sunny or raining, this place is spectacular. A tiny village high in the mountains with a wonderful set of buildings found virtually no where else in Japan.

Visited April 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Breathtaking view”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Visited Hida No sato, Takayama in March 2014. Although it was raining the whole day but we enjoyed walking and looking around this folk village. The footpath and roof top was covered with snow - unexpected view. The craft shop sell a lots of Takayama hand craft souvenirs and also local foods. We really enjoyed the day trip although it took us 2 hours and 50 minutes by highway bus from nagoya station. It is a must to visit this country side if you have ample time in Nagoya.

Visited March 2014
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