Hida Folk Village, or Hida no Sato, is an open air exhibit of over 30 traditional homes from the Hida region in the Gifu Perfecture near Takayama. It was build during the Edo Period and relocated here from their original locations all over Japan since 1971.
The exhibit shows various buildings such as the former village leader’s home, various logging huts, storehouses and several gassho-zukuri farm houses. The gassho-zukuri is the primary reason the region obtained it’s World Heritage status. These houses are named after the thatched roof which resembles a joint hand in prayer, known as gassho, and were moved from Shirakawago.
Each structure is carefully maintained and cared for. Moreover, the structure’s indoor fireplace is fired up every morning which gives visitors a real treat on the senses.
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