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Shikoku Mura Village

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

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Lesson in History

The attraction tells a lot about Shikoku's history, such as the ancient industries or how the architecture in the place has changed. Some culture is revealed but you do not learn... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
Hong Kong, China
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Washington, DC area
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have visited many such open-air museums such as Skansen in Stockholm, which claims to be the first. This is probably the most intimate and detailed look at rustic life of the past that I have seen; and in the fall, at least, certainly the most photogenic.

Thank masuke
Hong Kong, China
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52 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The attraction tells a lot about Shikoku's history, such as the ancient industries or how the architecture in the place has changed. Some culture is revealed but you do not learn a lot about Shikoku culture. One thing to note is that the attraction-flow is not very smooth. Although there is a designated route for the visitors, the attractions on... More 

Thank D L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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

Thank Commenter-02134
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 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.

Thank keithkanderson
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211 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
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 

Thank mbloggs
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159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
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 

Thank Barbara W
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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69 reviews
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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.

Thank TWHK
the west
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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