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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 (Hida / TakayamaArea)

phone 0577321205

[Exhibition Room] 9:00-19:00
[Training Room] 9:00-21:00
[Garden] 7:00-21:00

Review of Takayama Museum of History and Art

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/07 Best museum to understand Takayamas History nd Culture
It is free entrance, well mantained soetime you find volounteers guiding in english, most of the explanations are in Japanese and should translate all in proper english, but still a great place...
Reviewed:2019/11/23 Small Historic Property
This is a small museum keeping not so big collection but well represented the regional history.

More tempting is the planting landscape that is colourful and peaceful worth a mediation.
Reviewed:2019/11/20 Hidden gem!
This museum is free and its got lots of interesting information about Takayama and its rich history, although some of the information is not translated to english unfortunately. Still, well worth a...

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Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamichinomachi 75 [map]
Hida / TakayamaArea
[Exhibition Room] 9:00-19:00
[Training Room] 9:00-21:00
[Garden] 7:00-21:00
open everyday(There may be days when the facility is closed.)
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Not available
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 18, 2020 (Information as of June 15, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (only when using a cart or holding it)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Gifu Areas


          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.