Hida Folk Village Travel Guide

Hida Folk Village
Take a stroll around the Hida Folk Village, an open-air museum where you can view the traditional houses from the Hida region.

Nearby Food Experiences

Nearby Restaurants


Hida Kisetsuryori Sakana

At this Gifu restaurant, a traditional, organic meal with a view of the Japanese Alps is simply unbeatable.
Lunch: ¥15,000-30,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-30,000

Ryotei Susaki

One of the last reserves of tea ceremony-inspired Sowaryu Honzen cuisine in the entire country, this Michelin-starred Gifu restaurant
Lunch: ¥7,000-16,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000

Shuntei Nakagawa

The combination of Hida-sourced components with the French culinary technique creates an extraordinary cuisine that can be eaten only at this Michelin-starred restaurant.
Lunch: ¥2,000-2,999
Dinner: ¥5,000-5,999


Why settle for less when you can relish vegetarian kaiseki cuisine at the oldest ryotei in the whole of Gifu Prefecture?
Lunch: ¥5,000-10,000
Dinner: ¥10,000-15,000

Created in 1971, the Hida Folk Village contains over 30 historic buildings that were built all over the Hida region, but were then relocated to the village for this open-air museum. The shape of these roofs is unique in comparison to what you would see in everyday life in Japan. Due to the freezing temperatures and large amounts of snowfall the region receives during the winter, the sloping roof was designed to allow the snow to fall off without weighing the building down. In addition to the historic buildings, visitors can learn more about the area’s history by exploring the different artifacts and tools on display in various rooms.

The village makes the perfect day trip as it is located only 20 minutes away from Takayama, one of Gifu’s historical cities. The open-air museum is perfect to visit during any season, as each season offers a new experience. Though summer is one of the least popular seasons to visit Japan, it is great to visit the Hida Folk Village during this time as it offers a whole different atmosphere, with vibrant green scenery complementing the idyllic Japanese farmhouses.

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