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. 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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  • We visited the village 2 weeks ago. Best way to go there is to rent a bike. 15 min by bike from Takayama train station. Ticket price is cheap. You can see and enter in 20 different old japanese houses...  more »
  • We had planned to go to Shirakawa-go to see the authentic traditional village, but feeling low on energy and put off by the high bus fare, opted for the Hida folk village instead. We had quite low exp...  more »
  • We went to Hida Folk Village as I was very interested in it. However, once we arrived I felt it is smaller than expected and yes, there were traditional houses and crafts to see,... but it's nothing p...  more »
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  • 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.
  • To me this was Takayama's best sight (excluding the Onsen in the Okuhida valley). Definitely worth a visit. All the houses in the village are original and moved here from various villages in the area.
  • super cool historical spot. You get to see exactly how life was back in the day. Beautiful landscapes.
  • What a beautiful little village - definitively worth a visit. Takes about 30-40min to walk here from the centre which was fine for us