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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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This Folk Village is very easy to get to from the Takayama station, where they sell a combo ticket (return bus pass + entrance to the village). The village itself is actually... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Folk Village is very easy to get to from the Takayama station, where they sell a combo ticket (return bus pass + entrance to the village). The village itself is actually close, about a 10 min drive by bus and once you get to the village, you're transported to a historical period and beautiful setting.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Takayama a few years earlier during springtime but missed entering this village as it was past their cut-off. So we resolved to come back to Takayama again and make sure to be there earlier. Last Dec. 28, 2016, we went back and placed it top on our list to do. And we were not disappointed! The village was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Light up in winter is amazing! I didn't expect much but it's exceeding expectation. Only one thing, there was no snow;( even in January. That's kinda disappointing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So often all that is preserved are the grand and important buildings, this museum was a delight because it houses a variety of traditional rural buildings that have been used for generations of families. The setting on the side of a hill around a lake enhance the experience and there are some excellent view over the country side. This museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place yesterday while it was snowing. What a great place to visit! It was a great walk through the history of this place. Near every house we could get great explanations of its origin and for what it was used. You can spend there between 2 hours to half a day easily and get a great feel... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully kept houses and great descriptions of the history of each structure. Atmosphere was serene. Highly recommend if you're in Takayama.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to folk villages before and unless you really have a major interest in this sort of thing they all tell me the same thing: life before electricity sucked and you were probably going to be cold and/or sick most of the time after a back-breaking amount of ridiculously hard work. And this folk village is no different. Very pretty,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of olden day tools and different types of houses that provided great insight into the daily life of different crafts men and women in olden day Japan Make sure you bring shoes that can be easily slipped on and off as all houses require no shoes. The shop at the bus stop has lots of free Japanese candy testers,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A conserved village of historic village homes with pictures explaining how they lived and worked in the past. For an admission fee of ¥700 per adult, you can wander around the village. We gave up after 45 min - it was way too cold on a freezing winter day with no respite; Going into the houses mostly required shoes to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent outdoor museum showing authentic traditional houses. It's lovely to walk between the houses, sit at the small lake and watch old craftsmanship inside the houses. Our young ones (7/9) enjoyed this visit a lot. They were able to do some pottery and produce their own rice bowl which will be sent to our home later on.... More 

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