Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), Takayama

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Wander among historic farmhouses and homes at Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato), an open-air museum preserving a range of buildings and architectural styles from the nation's rugged mountain regions. The grounds of the museum contain nearly 30 structures, including numerous examples of rural constructions with distinctive thatched roofs. Within these buildings, moved here from around the surrounding countryside, you can observe lavish wooden paneling and low ceilings. As you explore the wooded grounds nestled among the lush hills, you'll learn about the region's rural way of life through the artifacts and decorations present in each house, some of which date back nearly five centuries. Put Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) into our Takayama route builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Takayama.
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  • Great half day excursion. Paid for a return trip by bus which included the entrance fee. Lovely excursion to appreciate how life was in the area in the Edo period 17th centuary. The snow capped Japane...  more »
  • The village is quite similar to shirakawago, but you could enter all the houses for free since you had already paid 930yen for the return bus rides and entrance fees. Unlike shirakawago, all the house...  more »
  • I thought if you want to see real thing I found traditional Gassho of Hida high mountain town nearly conquered so I went to wonder what energies should go?
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  • Very informative and has great a view. The japanese huts are well preserved and you can feel like your part of the village just by visiting every house.
  • Great place to see the old buildings with straw roofs and learn about their history. Most of the displays are in English and Japanese. The map they provide shows suggested routes depending on how much time you want to spend there. We spent about an hour there. Some nice views of the surrounding area though not panoramic.
  • Amazing place and feels like a time capsule. Wasn't crowded when we went because it was chilly outside with some snow still visible on the roof tops.
  • This is such a neat experience to see a huge variety of traditional Japanese buildings and their interiors. It has fascinating descriptions of each building and explanations for various rooms, tools, and designs. A must-see if you’re visiting Takayama for sure!
  • Very interesting traditional folk village to see the very old houses with thatched roofs and get an insight into how people lived and worked in that time.
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