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Hida no Sato

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4.4 (4274)

1-chōme-590 Kamiokamotomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0055, Japan

Open-air museum featuring Edo-period farmhouses, known for their thatched roofs & wood construction.

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Mondays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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Fergus Reaper in the last week

A fantastic time capsule of early Japanese history. Beautifully set, give yourself a good 2hrs to explore fully. Shoes must be taken off to explore further inside the houses. Stamps are present in many for your travel book. During winter many paths are shut due to snowfall, many of the houses have alternate paths, so you can still get to them, however some will not be accessible.

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Charles rezandi 3 weeks ago

It was wonderful to witness the preservation of heritage in the area. My family and I had a great time imagining what life was like in the past as we explored the traditional homes made of straw. Although we did not stay for the illumination, we did try ringing the bell and making a wish.

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Arthur Zoia 2 months ago

This is a must do if you visit Takayama. It was snowing that day so I could enjoy the Folk Village under a white coat and with a small frozen lake. Simply beautiful. You learn about the old Japanese farming culture, how they were organized in a village like this and how they survived freezing winters. We were around 10 people in the village in the middle of the afternoon so I think people somehow don’t come here, but you should. Don’t miss this hidden gem.

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Mitchel Howard 2 months ago

Spent over 2 hours here and could have spent more time. Interesting to see how different the historical buildings and houses were from each prefecture. A same that some of the sections were closed due to winter, but overall a great museum and bit of history.

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Philip Witowski 3 months ago

Really enjoyed this place. Was a bit out of the way to walk to but otherwise was a breath of fresh air to explore and see. All of the exhibit is well signed in English (and Japanese) so you can read up about the history of what it was like living in Japanese villages. Many other exhibits in Japan don't have this level of detail so it was lovely to see. You can also go in to most of the buildings and explore, and since it's fairly out of the way there's few tourists. We visited start of December at about 2pm and found the temperature cold but manageable.