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Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village

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'A "must" for visitors interested in the traditional local lifestyle, this village is a remarkable example of conservation of buildings, crafts and traditions brought together and placed in a beautiful mountain setting - yet only 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes by bus from central Takayama. Covering an area of 99,000 square meters, the village includes more than 30 traditional farmhouses and buildings, many of which were transported from other parts of the region. Each has been preserved in its original state, including artifacts related to the life and work of the owners, and visitors can wander from house to house at leisure. Among the other attractions of the Village is the Hida Minzoku-kan, a group of buildings of particular architectural importance reconstructed here in 1958. Also, certain houses have been set aside for use as craft workshops. Here, you can watch demonstrations of local crafts such as woodcarving, lacquer work, and the marking of straw baskets, hats and sandals.'

Hida Takayama Sight seeing areas.

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