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An excellent tour towards Hida Folk Village

let’s enjoy at Hida Folk Village! Oh, do you know about this village? it is an interesting place. Hida Folk Village (飛騨の里, Hida no Sato) is an open-air museum exhibiting over 30 traditional houses from the Hida region, the mountainous district of Gifu Prefecture around Takayama. The houses were built during the Edo Period (1603 – 1867). And these were relocated from their original locations to create the museum in 1971. In this article, I am going to tell about this to you so that you can get a smooth access.


Nature of Hida Folk Village:

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  •         There is a village-like atmosphere.
  •         The museum features buildings such as the former village head’s house, logging huts, storehouses and a number of gassho-zukuri farmhouses.
  •         These massive farmhouses are named after their steep thatched roofs.
  •         These resemble a pair of hands joined in prayer (“gassho”).
  •         They were moved here from nearby Shirakawago.
  •         Here gassho-zukuri houses are the reason for the region’s World Heritage status.


Exhibited Buildings:

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  •         All exhibited buildings at the Hida Folk Village are carefully preserved and open for exploration.
  •         They have unique wooden architecture and exhibit tools and utensils used in everyday life in the past.
  •         Interestingly, you will see that the buildings’ indoor fireplaces are lit every morning, making this outstanding open-air museum a treat not only for the eyes but also for the nose.


Hida Takayama Crafts Experience Center:

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  •         A short walk from the Hida Folk Village is the Hida Takayama Crafts Experience Center.
  •         Here, workshops on local handicrafts are given.
  •         For a fee of 600 to 1600 yen, you can learn how to make crafts such as beaded key chains, sarubobo dolls (a popular local doll), ceramic cups or glass wind chimes, and take them home as souvenirs.
  •         Workshops last 15 to 60 minutes, and reservations are not required.

How you can get Access:

  •         The Hida Folk Village is a 30-minute walk or 10-minute bus ride from Takayama Station in the opposite direction of the city center.
  •         You will see that the “Sarubobo Bus” provides connections every 20-40 minutes for 210 yen per ride or 620 yen for a one-day pass.
  •         There is also a special discount ticket.
  •         It combines the bus round trip from Takayama Station with admission to Hida no Sato for 930 yen.


Basic information about Hida Folk Village:

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  •         It is an approximately 99,000 square meter site of sloped- and thatched-roof houses.
  •         This model of a folk village (including National Cultural Treasures) has over 30 buildings, recreating Hida’s historical look.
  •         In each building, everyday articles (which we now regard as folk art) recalling the life and culture of mountain farming villages are displayed.
  •         Demonstrations of traditional crafts such as Hida lacquer work, weaving and dyeing are held in arts and crafts centers.
  •         Moreover, in folk art schools, you can make Hida folk art like straw crafts and sashiko quilting.

–          Address: 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, Takayama City

–          Contact:

TEL: +81-577-34-4711

FAX: +81-577-33-4714

–          Hours & Fees

–          Hours: 8:30 to 17:00

–          Closed: No closing days

–          Admission

700 yen per adult,

200 yen per elementary or junior high school student

Group (20 or more people): 600 yen per adult, 150 yen per elementary or junior high school student

(200 or more people): 500 yen per adult, 100 yen per elementary or junior high school student

–          Parking: 300 yen

–          Typical Visit Duration: 2 hours

–          English: Good

–          Website: Website: Hida Folk Village (External link)

–          Hida Takayama Crafts Experience Center

Hours: 10:00 to 16:00

Closed: Thursdays

Source: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5901.html and

Source: http://www.hida.jp/english/touristattractions/takayamacity/historyandculture/4000165.html

So, guys, try to enjoy at beautiful Hida Folk Village as I have told you above. It is too nice and historical to ignore. You will be amazed trying the beautiful Hida Folk Village. And I think you cannot ignore these amazing exploring Japan in a different way, guys. Your day is going to be excellent. Are not you feeling excited? If you want to explore Japan, you must try to enjoy Hida Folk Village. And I know you will be grateful to me because of suggesting this information. Happy journey, guys!! Have a good day!! And stay safe, guys!!

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