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The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

Hida no Sato (Hida Folk Village)

  • 1–590 Kami-Okamoto-cho Map It
  • Takayama
  • Museum Village
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 09/20/2013

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These traditional farmhouses, dating from the Edo era, were transplanted from all over the region. Many of the houses are A-frames with thatch roofs called gassho-zukuri (praying hands). A dozen of the buildings are "private houses" displaying folk artifacts like tableware and weaving tools. Another five houses are folk-craft workshops, with demonstrations of ichii ittobori (wood carving), Hida-nuri (Hida lacquering), and other traditional regional arts. It's possible to walk here from Takayama Station, but the roads are busy. It's better to buy a combination bus/folk village ticket at the bus station next to Takayama Station.

Sight Information


1–590 Kami-Okamoto-cho, Gifu, Takayama, Gifu-ken, 506-0055, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥700; ¥900 for combination bus/village ticket
  • Daily 8:30–5

Updated 09/20/2013


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