Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)

Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)
4.5
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Authentic homes moved from a nearby valley and preserved intact make this attraction a very special "open air museum."
Duration: < 1 hour
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  • Abovetheclouds
    1,988 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A breath of fresh air!
    I really enjoyed this more than I thought. Easy bus ride. It was like a different part of Japan that you didn't expect to see. It was lovely to walk around and the scenery with the fresh air was much needed after being in busy cities around Japan. I stayed for around 2 hours or so but you could easily stay longer depending on what you want to see.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 June 2023
  • carton w
    144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque historical buildings
    A picturesque site with 30 rescued and reassembled Gassho-zukuri houses and other buildings set around a large pond. We spent 3 hours wandering around and through the buildings. Well worth a visit. No cafe but vending machines for drinks.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Liz C
    Sydney, Australia125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Japanese culture, architecture in open museum
    Learning more about Japanese history and culture the best way, in the outdoors through their homes of the ages. There’s something for every age, getting an insight into how they traditionally lived. Open air museum, excellent half day away from ‘urban’ or Old Town Takayama
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Martina1888
    Inverness, United Kingdom508 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hida Folk Village
    This lovely open-air museum features fascinating houses that were brought here from different villages. You'll be taking off your shoes constantly before entering the buildings, so make sure you'll wear the right shoes. I spent about 2-3 hours strolling through the whole place, so set aside enough time.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Considered Review
    Norwich, United Kingdom1,062 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Atmospheric old village next to a lake
    Nice walks (slight gradient) around a lake with old-fashioned style houses and workplaces nestling amongst the trees. Very pleasant. Crumbly bread is buyable should you wish to feed the eager ducks.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 February 2024
  • Eura_ travel
    Saint Paul, Minnesota53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enchanting village
    Incredible atmosphere The village is sitting higher up in the hills. So it is a bit of a walk from Takayama downtown. (45 minutes) or you have the option of the bus. You could purchase souvenirs and get a coffee around the area. As well as learning about their way of living. There are a few craft makers, one particularly caught my eyes. With the owl sculpture. He gladly invited you to his studio while explaining you his process and the high quality wood used. ( the explanations are in English ) One of the most authentic experiences. Very enchanting.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 April 2024
  • Jun-B daily
    Quezon City, Philippines123 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hida Folk Village attraction
    From Takayama Station take the bus to the village. Go to the Nohi bus station right beside Takayama Station and buy your ticket on the counter. 800 yen covers to and back plus cover charge to enter the village. 10min by bus but can walk it around 45 min going up. It’s a village but enclosed like an attraction. Unlike Shirakawa go which is an actual village with people living in it and doing work around active roads. It’s a nice place to visit and a UNESCO Heritage site but it’s still an attraction with preserved historical artifacts relics and an informative peek into its past.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 April 2024
  • worldtravellerTom
    Paterswolde, The Netherlands505 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to visit when sunny
    We visited it when sunny. Gives a great impression of some ancient houses I. The Takayama environment. Is good to get a nice impression as well from some articrafts: paper making, lacquer ware etc. You can spend a little bit over one hour.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 May 2024
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worldtravellerTom
Paterswolde, The Netherlands505 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We visited it when sunny. Gives a great impression of some ancient houses I. The Takayama environment. Is good to get a nice impression as well from some articrafts: paper making, lacquer ware etc. You can spend a little bit over one hour.
Written 2 May 2024
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Jun-B daily
Quezon City, Philippines123 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
From Takayama Station take the bus to the village. Go to the Nohi bus station right beside Takayama Station and buy your ticket on the counter. 800 yen covers to and back plus cover charge to enter the village. 10min by bus but can walk it around 45 min going up.

It’s a village but enclosed like an attraction. Unlike Shirakawa go which is an actual village with people living in it and doing work around active roads. It’s a nice place to visit and a UNESCO Heritage site but it’s still an attraction with preserved historical artifacts relics and an informative peek into its past.
Written 28 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Eura_ travel
Saint Paul, MN53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Incredible atmosphere

The village is sitting higher up in the hills. So it is a bit of a walk from Takayama downtown. (45 minutes) or you have the option of the bus.

You could purchase souvenirs and get a coffee around the area. As well as learning about their way of living. There are a few craft makers, one particularly caught my eyes. With the owl sculpture. He gladly invited you to his studio while explaining you his process and the high quality wood used. ( the explanations are in English )
One of the most authentic experiences. Very enchanting.
Written 16 April 2024
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Considered Review
Norwich, UK1,062 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Nice walks (slight gradient) around a lake with old-fashioned style houses and workplaces nestling amongst the trees. Very pleasant. Crumbly bread is buyable should you wish to feed the eager ducks.
Written 28 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alex T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
full japanese stay we went for and boy did the place deliver a full japanese experience to my hubby and I, we would love to come back as the folk are a world of laughter and trusted to the max, it always feels better when the locals are friendly and thinking of your goodness at all times
Written 10 January 2024
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Mars B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Fantastic surrounds. Get to experience up close the historic thatched houses and walk inside to view and read about what life was like back in the day.
Written 26 November 2023
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Martina1888
Inverness, UK508 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This lovely open-air museum features fascinating houses that were brought here from different villages. You'll be taking off your shoes constantly before entering the buildings, so make sure you'll wear the right shoes. I spent about 2-3 hours strolling through the whole place, so set aside enough time.
Written 14 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Liz C
Sydney, Australia125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Learning more about Japanese history and culture the best way, in the outdoors through their homes of the ages. There’s something for every age, getting an insight into how they traditionally lived. Open air museum, excellent half day away from ‘urban’ or Old Town Takayama
Written 9 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

carton w
Sydney, Australia144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
A picturesque site with 30 rescued and reassembled Gassho-zukuri houses and other buildings set around a large pond. We spent 3 hours wandering around and through the buildings. Well worth a visit. No cafe but vending machines for drinks.
Written 2 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Abovetheclouds
1,988 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I really enjoyed this more than I thought. Easy bus ride. It was like a different part of Japan that you didn't expect to see. It was lovely to walk around and the scenery with the fresh air was much needed after being in busy cities around Japan. I stayed for around 2 hours or so but you could easily stay longer depending on what you want to see.
Written 11 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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