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Kakashi no Sato

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Address: Higashiiyanagoro, Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture
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Very Good Way to Address Depopulation

This is an opportunity to see many of the rather lifelike figures that have been created by a local lady to has found a way to address the problem of depopulation of her... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paso Robles, CA

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Paso Robles, CA
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554 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an opportunity to see many of the rather lifelike figures that have been created by a local lady to has found a way to address the problem of depopulation of her community. I understand that the village is now down to about 35 residents, and that the creator of these figures has now increased the village population by... More 

Thank paso57
Osaka, Japan
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24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stopped for a few minute while going to the Okuiya vine bridge, but it was very crazy! There are many doll everywhere outside, and at east end of road is old kindergarten (with blue pointed roof) that is full of dolls sitting around table. You can go in to sit with them. It feels very strange, but also... More 

Thank Mariko_YM
Tokyo, Japan
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Located on the way to the Oku-Iya vine bridges, this last village in Iya has very little going on, so its understandable why the local artist made so many inhabitants to fill the place. Its easy to think the life-sized dolls are real, and even knowing that they were only dolls, we still did some double takes (like with the... More 

Thank Taki77
hong kong
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565 reviews
426 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

well. good for not the first time to watch such Japanese doll. this time we keep peaceful than previous. although it still feeling weird but we respect their original belief for it. worth for stop car to visit it if yet to see it before.

Thank iamface
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250 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This small village in the middle of nowhere offers a rare insight into current society in Japan and the dwindling population issue. The idea is amazing, commemorating the real people in the village. The execution is precise- some dolls are so real in their positioning, so real in the daily activity - its what villages looked like 50 years ago.... More 

Thank Mish_H50
Southport, United Kingdom
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571 reviews
543 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I had read about this place in a series of "weird places around the world" articles. Nagoro is a dying village - most of the younger residents have left for the cities. Resident Tsukimi Ayano has taken it upon herself to replace the lost residents with scarecrows, and there's over a hundred of them around the village, positioned into every... More 

Thank PsychoSavager
Takamatsu, Japan
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107 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

"Mixed feelings" best describes my impressions upon stumbling into "The village of the dolls." Hundreds of mannequins populate a small town, doing everyday tasks like fishing, cleaning, and road work. They sit and chat in groups, or stand alone in fields. It is fun to search for them, but also somewhat creepy, as if real people have been replaced by... More 

Thank Lara N
Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Walking around in the village of the dolls was amazing. I was not quite sure what to think of it. The dolls appear so real in the sense that they make you realise that they might have been alive once in this village that had once more inhabitants than it has today. We had the opportunity to briefly meet the... More 

Thank mbroek2004
Kobe, Japan
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We stopped off here while driving through the valley, it's an unusual and thought provoking experience. My children were particularly interested, they first found it scary and then they felt sad. I recommend you get out and have a look at the dolls, if possible have a chat to the lady who makes them.

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

There are more than 150 dolls in this village, and not a single store or even working vending machine. Apparently the population is down to 35 people, and we only saw 2 while we were there. Every building that is not a house is abandoned and so are most of the houses. You really can feel the emptiness that exists... More 

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