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Shikoku Mura Village

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Address: 91 Yashima-naka-machi, Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 87-843-3111

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A nice walk

Lots of history and udon at the end of it. Definitely stay and try the Sanuki udon there. Kagawa is the world udon centre.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history and udon at the end of it. Definitely stay and try the Sanuki udon there. Kagawa is the world udon centre.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 31 antique buildings are carefully placed so as to show each one separately. There are surprises I will not disclose but the museum is at the top of my list of necessary to mention.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a wonderfully interesting open air museum with buildings from various parts of the area including family farm houses, production facilities for things like soy sauce and sugar, a kabuki theatre and so forth. It's set on a hillside and the terrain is very rocky, completely unsuitable for anybody who cannot walk up hills or on uneven surfaces. Take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is not an expansive open air museum, but it is in a beautiful setting and has excellent information in Japanese and English posted by each structure. The buildings were moved from Shinkoku Island and are from the Edo and Meiji period and include farmhouses, workshops, and even lighthouses. A vine suspension bridge will entice the daring. The art museum... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Shikoku Mura village is well worth the slightly confusing journey. Another reviewer has provided directions. We started by having delicious ramen at the restaurant. This interesting site consists of old wooden and bamboo constructions of both homes and light industrial buildings, such as the soya sauce factory,It is set in a forested landscape of trees and bamboo. The journey through... More 

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A lot of traditional buildings were moved to this site from various locations in Shikoku. It helps you understand the life of people in the old time. What impressed me most is the Udon restaurant. I tried the best udon in Shikoku.

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the west
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

At the Yashima train station there are no directions in English to Shikoku-mura and even the signs that are there are not very informative. To get there turn right as you leave the station and go about a block and the road dead ends. Go left up the hill and the the village is there. The Minka-en museum (Nihon Minka-en)... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

it's a wonderful place for folklore architecture lovers! a lot of different building style are available and it's clearly a good spot to figure out how leaved japanese people a few centuries ago.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We just paid for entrance at ¥800 per person. You can add the gallery entry (¥500 by itself) and pay ¥1,200 if you like. We came around 10:30am and I swear we were the only people in the village! Which is pretty cool. As we got to the end of the route, around 11:30am, we noticed a few more people... More 

Thank brown-and-cony
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Shikoku-mura is one of the best places to see traditional Japanese buildings in natural surroundings. Each of the attractions is hidden by the forest, so there are lots of surprises as you gradually walk up the mountainside. Buildings from various areas have been moved into Shikoku-mura, and there has been effort into putting them into a natural setting. The fishing... More 

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