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

4.3
Natural History Museum · History Museum
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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  • I dropped in here briefly. It's easy to visit with the car park just down a short hill from the entrance. There weren't many people about and I just wandered around the lake to see the view. It was...  more »
  • Absolutely love how the japanese people run museums. You can touch everything in the houses and explore like you are literally visiting real live houses unlike many where they shield and covers all...  more »
  • It was a slushy snow day when we visited. We weren't sure if we should continue our plan to visit Hida Folk Village given the sleet. After waiting out at a cafe and checked Tripadvisor for user...  more »
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  • A great place to walk around and explore. You can see several kinds of buildings, from housing and storage barns, to workshop areas. There are numerous signs and boards explaining what kind of work was done in each place, and what life was like. The price is pretty reasonable, but I do have one complaint. Due to our visiting in winter, more than half of the buildings and paths were closed off, but we still had to pay the full price.
  • Nice glimpse of Japan's lifestyle of old. Especially for those who wants to see bits and pieces of old villages, with slight history / explanation on each houses (like carpentry, silkworm processing etcs). Don't expect some in depth learning or such however. We went in winter so really, great atmosphere and pretty place to take pictures.
  • When we went, it was quiet, feels like a very intimate experience visiting it without the crowd. Light up was nicer than Shirakawa go in my opinion of course. Was with the bus ride of 210 yen and entrance ticket of 300 yen
  • Great collection of historical buildings from the Hida and Gifu region, which help imagine what daily life in rural times would have been like. The village is well sign-posted and most of the explanations are in English as well as Japanese, which makes for an easy to follow and informative visit. We went in winter which was very pretty but bitterly cold - and a number of the houses were out of bounds because of the snow. Nevertheless, I would recommend a visit. There are buses from Takayama station but it's only a 25 minutes walk with some interesting sights and shops along the way (local pottery, museums and vistas).
  • Excellent collection of heritage buildings in a hillside setting. A wide range of styles from locations around Hida. Several craft people working and an interesting collection of games. The village is large so there are plenty of people free photo opportunities. Many of the buildings were relocated ahead of being flooded for hydro developments. At a leisurely pace over three hours to get around all of the buildings.

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