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Takayama Museum of History and Art

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Address: 75 Kami1nomachi, Takayama 506-0844, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-32-1205

Local crafts and fire-fighting equipment are among the items on display in...

Local crafts and fire-fighting equipment are among the items on display in this city-owned museum.

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Nice Visit, Free Entry

We stumbled upon this museum at the edge of the Sanmachi old town. We were heading to the start of the Higashiyama Walking trail which is at the back of the museum. We were... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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177 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

lovely museum with info available in English...nice design...a jewel in the town...a little of everythign

Thank kitsou
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this museum frustrating. Clearly only a few years old and in a lovely converted storehouse with a garden and all mod-cons (several automatic doors, swish toilets, several new TVs etc), we were expecting something good. However there isn't a stimulating atmosphere, the artefacts aren't creatively presented, and they give minimal information (written, videos) - 95% of which was... More 

Thank Anna-Louise B
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310 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the start of the Higashiyama Walking Course so it's certainly worth a visit and it's free. It has a number of exhibition rooms each taking a different theme. We particularly enjoyed the one that displayed some of the floats and festival artefacts. There is also a room which shows a variety of videos of Takayama.

Thank ALH57
Shenley, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum which is free to enter has lots of interesting exhibits, but most of the descriptions are just in Japanese.

Thank Ross B
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

very good and unique, we can see a lot of traditional japanese culture, and would like to visit again nearly future

Thank rotaryzair
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295 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We had a short walk here, the staff are extremely helpful, this beautiful place provides a snapshot of history and culture of the region. Not a lot of familiar language descriptions, but take your time and it is worth the visit.

Thank SouthOztraveller
Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We stumbled upon this museum at the edge of the Sanmachi old town. We were heading to the start of the Higashiyama Walking trail which is at the back of the museum. We were greeted by a friendly museum staff who offered us an English guide of the museum. It has a nice modern feel and the exhibits provided a... More 

2 Thank c2chen
Groningen, The Netherlands
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49 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful museum where you can learn a lot about the history of Takayama. Unfortunately niet all the signs are in English, so there will be Some guesswork involved. I recommend that you get all the stamps that are scattered around the museum.

1 Thank D_Doting
Antwerp, Belgium
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

It is a nice museum, free entry, that has nothing spectacular but is good to walk through. And it is easy to find, in the city center.

Thank Ingrid22b
Christchurch, New Zealand
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53 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This free museum is comprised of old merchants buildings linked together with modern walkways. Has good exhibits of Takayama's past with reasonable english signage. Good place to spend a rainy or cold afternoon.

Thank Ozkiwi58

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