The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Travel Guide

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

Published 12/20/2010

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These traditional farmhouses, dating from the Edo period, 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, as well as hands-on crafting experiences. It's possible to walk here from Takayama Station, or take a 10-minute bus ride.

Sight Information


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

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  • ¥700

Published 12/20/2010


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