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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  • October 4, 2017
    Hida-no-Sato are in the nature of the countryside at the foot of the mountain. You can touch the old good figure of Japan, dotted with Hida province and a thatched roof Minka. Old house more than I had expected, was very impressive.  It was a temporary feel good.
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  • October 4, 2017
    It is a representation of as they were villages in the antiquity in this area of Japan, is 700 yen entrance and have the possibility to take spectacular photos, try the ancient games of the q view, see the houses inside and how to built them. If there are a couple of free hours is a good way to spend them, this 40 ' from the center of takayama
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  • October 2, 2017
    Reconstructed village. Explanations on the lifestyle of the villagers at that time of Hida. I recommend this visit to a 2/3 hour walk.
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  • July 5, 2017
    Gorgeous collection of homes, tools and photos from 1600s to 1800s taken from their original locations around the Hida area and arranged around a tranquil pond. Informative plaques in several languages (incl. Eng) abound and there are some free games and dress-up clothes at the entrance.
  • May 23, 2017
    Cute village with stuff for kids and English translation on signage. Interesting look at different farmhouse styles in the Gifu region, and great place to see local crafts and woodworking being made. You can also score some stamps at different buildings on-site! It's a bit of an uphill hike to get here from Takayama, but it's worth it.
  • March 16, 2017
    It's was beautiful to see, during the night. It is all fake but that doesn't matter. They rebuild a small part of Shirakawa-go as a open air museum. Easy accessible for any one. Very recommended to visit at night. Just take the bus from the bus station, short ride.
  • June 8, 2017
    super cool historical spot. You get to see exactly how life was back in the day. Beautiful landscapes.
  • June 25, 2017
    'Snow Country', by Yasunari Kawabata, is a novel about a mountain geisha who lives in a silk worm attic. Hida Village is the perfect place, with a little imagination, to experience life in a small mountain village in Japan.

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