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Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan)

Sanno-machi St., 82 Kamisanno-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-1980
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A museum of rural architechture

So often all that is preserved are the grand and important buildings, this museum was a delight... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
alanloy
,
Melbourne
Quaint & fun

This 200 year old former physician and samurai house is tucked away on a street teaming with... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2015
alexblinks
,
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
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This historic home, which serves as an archaeological museum, boasts architecturally fascinating features such as secret passageways.
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5 Jan 2017
“A museum of rural architechture”
19 Oct 2015
“Quaint & fun”
LOCATION
Sanno-machi St., 82 Kamisanno-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-32-1980
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

So often all that is preserved are the grand and important buildings, this museum was a delight because it houses a variety of traditional rural buildings that have been used for generations of families. The setting on the side of a hill around a lake...More

Thank alanloy
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

This 200 year old former physician and samurai house is tucked away on a street teaming with tourists, with no English sign whatsoever. Step inside away from the masses and into another world. The friendly guide points out the ceiling that collapses and the secret...More

Thank alexblinks
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

I read the other reviews on this with a little disappointment. Takayama as a whole is not that geared up (but is getting there) for travelers who don't speak/read any Japanese so very few places have full English translations (I have around 10 words I...More

Thank purplespiders
Reviewed 24 May 2015

This is not a museum but an old house with some stuff that as there is no English or any other western language explanation will remain a mystery. Waist of time and money.

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 27 January 2015

I enjoyed this little museum. The collection includes a lot of prehistoric stone artefacts and pottery as well as more recent materials and weapons. Unfortunately for tourists almost all labelling and info is in Japanese. The museum itself is a house previously owned by a...More

1  Thank L_Koungoulos
Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

Well, what to say. The museum is an 200 years old house and the owner used to be a ninja doctor (they told me). You can see that it once was a very beautiful house. Compared to the description in my lonely planet guide-book, it's...More

Thank Sterretje_90
Reviewed 3 May 2012

I visited on the recommendation of my guidebook but couldn't see any of the secret tunnels or special architectural features apart from a ceiling loft - it was a nice older building but emphasis firmly on glass display cabinets of old arrow heads and other...More

1  Thank AnnaDBJ
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