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Takayama Museum of History and Art飛騨高山まちの博物館

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The Takayama Museum of History and Art in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture has a collection of around 75,000 items relating to folk traditions, of which 900 are on permanent display. There are 14 display rooms with exhibits focusing on how the castle town developed and the unique culture of its residents; topics covered by the displays include the Takayama Festival, “machiya” (traditional wooden townhouses), the creation of the castle town, famous writers and artists that had a connection to the Takayama area, and the famous monk and Buddhist statue carver Enku, who also had a close connection with the Hida area. The buildings in which the Museum is located were originally warehouses, built from Japanese Cypress wood, belonging to the Nagata family of merchants; they are highly atmospheric. There is no charge for entry to the Museum.


Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamichinomachi 75

phone 0577321205

[Exhibition room] 9:00-19:00
[Training room] 9:00-21:00
[garden] 7:00-19:00

Review of Takayama Museum of History and Art

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Reviewed:2018/10/19 Fun, free museum
My group stumbled across the backdoor of this museum on the way to our lodgings and figured it was worth taking a peek considering admission was free :) Because of the way we entered, we saw the...
Reviewed:2018/05/31 Beautifully Presented Museum.
Admission to museum is FREE but please stop at the office by the front gate and get a FREE English Guide Book of all of the rooms in the Museum so you can self guide yourself.

Some of the rooms...
Reviewed:2018/03/24 Interesting in parts
While this is a free museum, it does rather lack in the level of display and descriptions offered. As fascinating as the history of the area is they make you work for it here. Still, if you enjoy...

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Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamichinomachi 75 [map]



[Exhibition room] 9:00-19:00
[Training room] 9:00-21:00
[garden] 7:00-19:00
open everyday(There may be days when the facility is closed.)
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Not available

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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