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Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

1-590 Kamiokamotomachi | 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, 506-0055, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Chubu, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-33-4714
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Authentic homes moved from a nearby valley and preserved intact make this attraction a very special "open air museum."
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1-590 Kamiokamotomachi | 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, 506-0055, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Chubu, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-33-4714
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An enjoyable few hours spent at Hida folk village. It's encapsulates life in Japan in the old days. A wonderful display of approx 20 houses with detailed explanations of how life was within. If you don't have the time to go to shirakawarago this is...More

1  Thank bourkecm
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were only a handful of people there when we went in November. It is a great place to actually carefully looked at how the gassho-zukuri houses are built. We took the bus from Kanazawa station to the folk village. It was then just a...More

Thank Denly K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 and feel a bit how...More

Thank Julien M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 expectations, knowing that the 'village' was made up...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 phenomenal. If you are in the area, you...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely Folk Village in a quiet valley - excellent to see traditional buildings and the country outside the larger cities - recommended

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic, authentic houses from Gifu area, preserved for the future. The houses were saved from destruction or falling apart, because they were not in any longer.

Thank Gerard D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Takayama, absolutely you can't miss this place. It's a traditional village, were you can see how they used to live before and how they create some pottery and others stuff, anyway you can also attend classes to learn how to make...More

Thank nunzia b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great display of traditional houses with details in each covering a different aspect of village life. Interactive displays like hand painting, wood carving & stitching. Pleasant walk through trees & flowers.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hida Village was easy enough to reach by the bus leaving every 30 minutes from Takayama Station. The bus takes you for ¥210 per person to the museum where you can walk around for one or two hours. There's enough to see, but don't expect...More

Thank Suzanne M
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4 Adults will be visiting Takayama 18th - 20th March 2017, staying in Takayama and would like to visit your Village. Can we walk to the village or how do we get there? What is the cost to enter your village?
8 January 2017|
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Response from Belgy11 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Of course you can walk from Takayama to the village, it's about 40 minutes walk. You also can take the bus at the train station, and then it would be 10 minutes on the bus. When you walk to Hida Takayama, you can first... More
Is there any restaurant or cafe for lunch during the days within Hida no sato village. Thanks
22 November 2016|
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Response from mieppus | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are several simple restaurants were you can eat.
Alexey B
Dear everyone :), My wife and myself are trvaeling to Japan this fall. We're visiting Shirakawa-go on our way from Takayama. The question is: should we visit Hida no Sato even if we wisit Shirakawago? (Some of you placed it instead of Shirakawago) Thanks in advance, Alexey B.
27 June 2015|
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Response from Kianlong | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alexey, Shirakawa-go is a huge destination (UNESCO World Heritage) with around 100 gassho-zukuri houses standing in an authentic village setting. On the other hand, Hida no Sato is a set-up, open air museum with around... More