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

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4.4/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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. See Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato) and all Takayama has to offer by arranging your trip with our Takayama vacation planner.
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  • An open air museum similar to that in Arnhem. Here, too, demonstrations of iude crafts and many old houses and farms to view. Nice insight into the medieval Japan.
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  • We visited this place as we had a few spare hours in Takayama and it was really a surprise. You can find reconstruction of different typical houses of the surroundings, each with detailed explanations...  read more »
  • We walked from the Center, 30 minutes to get there, in20/when you enter is like crossing the door to another dimension! Nestled in the Woods many old buildings with information about how they lived, chance to try traditional Japanese games. Nice, worth, costs a reasonable figure and it is enjoyable
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  • Entrance fee: ¥ 700 Other than Shirakawa-go, I personally like Hida no Sato. Went there during winter, they build a gigantic Totoro. Because tourist are very focus in visiting Shirakawa-go, we basically have the whole place to ourself. It was a Japanese version of winter wonderland. Getting Here:Sarubobo Bus (210 yen/ride) 10 minutes ride from Takayama Bus Center( Next to JR Takayama station.
  • Like taking a step back into history. You can even wear the Japanese traditional clothes and pose for a photo. In the buildings there are interesting facts (in English) about how Japanese culture has changed from its traditional way of life.
  • Really a very intersting place to visit. I just thought that would be ok for tourism but it's actually a fantastic place as historical museum building techincs and way of life. Good for kids with stamp games and don't miss the big wish bell. After that the Edo tokyo museum is a bit less interesting. Amazing work they put to build this village.
  • The folk village here is as good as Shirakawago. If you have less time to spend in the Takayama area, it's certainly enough to simply see the traditional houses here.
  • Really awesome place with tons of traditional houses that you can step in to see. With little games that were played by the kids of the past. Great place for the family
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