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Address: 2710 Saikonemba, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0332, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Village of thatched houses in colorful autumn setting

The scene around the village was breathtaking. The village itself was ok, not great. Not much too see, and you had to pay entrance fee. However, there were a few nice restaurants... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The scene around the village was breathtaking. The village itself was ok, not great. Not much too see, and you had to pay entrance fee. However, there were a few nice restaurants inside the village to have lunch and enjoy the view. Loved the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The setting looks ordinary from the moment we get off the bus but on closer inspection the restore houses have samurai helmets styled roof. Each home has a theme of a typical village life. It's a nice walkabout, we were lucky as we manage to see Mt Fuji without any cloud cover and that's a bonus in itself. You can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We took the green line sightseeing bus with our Fuji-Hakone Freepass from Kawaguchiko station to Lake Saiko. It is quite a long journey about 30 mins ride. The village is quite small but quite an interesting place to walk and explore. Good view of Mt Fuji from the village.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The place is not a "museum" village. It is a living village. The houses are built in a way to resemble two hands clapping together. This is an ancient form of Japanese hut. The local name can be translated into "the village of clapping hands" (合掌村). The owner of each house lives and works there, making and selling Japanese arts... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Our visit to Saiko was interesting but it did feel like a lot of the huts were set up more as shops to sell you things, rather than being very informative about the local culture. Worth a look around though and when Mt Fuji briefly came out from the clouds at the end of our trip the view was great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Visited hut number 12 to rent some geisha clothes to wear on the spot and take pictures with the magnificent Mt. Fuji in the background, alas we had to give it a miss since we arrived by 4pm which was the closing time! Bought some souvenirs from next door hut number 11 though. Overall nice experience, very tranquil and relaxing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were given a rare glimpse of rural life in Japan in the village. It was a wonderfully spent 3 hours appreciating the crafts, information and various offerings of the village at a minimal cost. There's a place that rents out Japanese traditional costumes for picture taking. There are local vendors selling fruits and other Japanese souvenir items outside by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a nice quiet nature walk with a nice relaxing view that feeds your mind with a bit of history, this is the place to go to. The interesting japanese shops and restaurants make it more fun. Try the 500yen Japanese Kimono or Armour rentals and take a picture in an old historical Japanese Village.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

we enjoyed the Kimono rentals and take photo in reasonable price you can experience caligraphy...children will enjoy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

After visiting the caves our families drove past this place. Again an entrance fee is asked. Everything was built only a few years back and in every thatched house something cultural/touristy is available. Ice cream, dressing up in kimono or as a samurai, writing in calligraphy, flower arrangement, origami, etc. Still a stroll through this "village" is quite enjoyable, especially... More 

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