We took a taxi to this place from Takayama station. The fare was less than 900 yen (about 5-7 minutes ride). As soon as we get in, “a photo guy” greeted us and asked if we want him to take a nice photo with Hida-No-Sato sign. Since he offered to take a photo of us with our camera first, we let him. Then he took a couple of shots with his camera and photo came out like within 30 seconds. We weren’t going to buy it until we see its quality. As you can see, we ended up purchasing it! Ha. It was soon after Tanabata festival so the place still had some decorations left. This is a museum that you could see real old, preserved farmers houses and private houses from hundreds years ago in a village format. There are rice fields, temples, meeting house and so on. We looked around about 1~2 hours there. Then went back to Takayama station with a city bus around noon.
One thought on “DAY 2 – Hida-No-Sato 飛騨の里”
I always like this kind of place, and it was certainly one of the highlights for me. I’m a sucker for Japanese architecture in general, but some things about Japanese farm life strike a chord with me. They’re out in this mountainous, beautiful landscape, making EVERYTHING themselves (can you tell I’m big on DIY?), and it’s obvious how family and community play a very important role. There was a collection of “art” that was nothing more than tree stumps and roots that looked cool or like something else. There were other indications of artistic expression as well – which I think might be a little rare for farmers in general around the world.