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

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#1 of 107 in Museums in Gifu Prefecture
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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. 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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  • So far, such as the garden of the historical village of Hokkaido, Edo-Tokyo, Meiji-Mura is up similar facilities. However, it is far better than these facilities. I'm spreading the views of home in the minds of Japanese people say what is good and the atmosphere. The facility, 15-minute course, 30-minute course, 60-minute course three because have been introduced, such as available time and interest around. I visited with a friend, but closing arrived an hour ago, so divided, each interested visited the location. Could not turn around 60 minutes to the course, but not enough time. I don't like such facilities to set times and schedule.
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  • We spent an agreable day looking at the village and all information provided about every day life. It is worth to visit  more »
  • Nipped in here for a look. We were short of time but it was enjoyable. Fun things for younger kids as well as teenagers and interesting history for adults.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • super cool historical spot. You get to see exactly how life was back in the day. Beautiful landscapes.
  • '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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Look along the banks of the river running north-south through Takayama for arguably the town's best accommodations. Traditional ryokan (guesthouses) with onsite onsen (traditional Japanese spas) occupy scenic positions across this central area, displaying fine carpentry skills of the locals and the distinctive architectural style they developed over the years. West of this area, you'll find a number of basic ryokan, with a decent selection of side-street hostels and standard hotels around the train station.
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