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Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

1-590 Kamiokamotomachi | 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, 506-0055, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Chubu, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-33-4711
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Authentic homes moved from a nearby valley and preserved intact make this attraction a very special "open air museum."
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1-590 Kamiokamotomachi | 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, 506-0055, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Chubu, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-33-4711
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit, an easy half hour walk from town, and some really family friendly activities near the entrance (free parasol rental, bamboo water 'pistols', traditional tops, feeding the swans & carp). The houses themselves are beautifully preserved, really interesting (perhaps less so for...More

Thank FamilyTraveller1012
Reviewed 5 days ago

it was about a 25 minute walk and so worth it. We did it at a nice strolling page as it sloped gently uphill. I think there is an option of a bus but I would recommend the walk, we saw some interesting houses and...More

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great open air museum with plenty to see for an hour. Good value for those interested in Japanese history. Good interpretive signs and easy to get around.

Thank Brian238
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need a few hours to spend in this marvelous museum. It is about 30 minute walk from Takayama station. Once you are inside you can visit all the houses, it is very well organized, all houses have number. It is easy walk around the...More

Thank Tangtian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the old Folk Village at Takayama. Authentic buildings transported from other areas. There were crafts men/women around the village, such as wood craver, sashiko sewing, pottery, reed weaver. There's an area for the kids to join in and they can collect stamps around...More

Thank Louise A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This folk village comprises houses that have been moved from elsewhere, but together they give a good sense of life in Japan a century or more ago. A mixture of styles, including the large glassho styles with peaked A-frame rooves (to keep the snow off),...More

Thank kissane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a 30 min walk from town, this site offers a great inside into traditional art of building with simple materials. Includes silk manufactoring information. Don't miss the gouverment building in town.

Thank Manfred S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend. Allow at least 2 hours, longer if you can. Large site filled with historic houses and buildings moved from a nearby valley. Lots of walking up and down hill but VERY worth the effort. Feed the swan and the ducks and beautiful koi...More

Thank Anthea G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the folk village was very worthwhile visit... showed how the Japanese lived traditionally and how they worked back in time. Gave me an appreciation of what we have today in this world but then again its shows people can live simply and happily and help...More

Thank vicki15457
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day was great we hired a couple of bikes and rode to this village and found it to be a good 1hr or so filled in.

Thank Rob C
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8 January 2017|
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Response from Belgy11 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Of course you can walk from Takayama to the village, it's about 40 minutes walk. You also can take the bus at the train station, and then it would be 10 minutes on the bus. When you walk to Hida Takayama, you can first... More
22 November 2016|
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Response from mieppus | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are several simple restaurants were you can eat.
Alexey B
28 June 2015|
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Response from Kianlong | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alexey, Shirakawa-go is a huge destination (UNESCO World Heritage) with around 100 gassho-zukuri houses standing in an authentic village setting. On the other hand, Hida no Sato is a set-up, open air museum with around... More