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Takayama Museum of History and Art

75 Kami1nomachi, Takayama 506-0844, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-1205
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Beautifully Presented Museum.

Admission to museum is FREE but please stop at the office by the front gate and get a FREE English... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RocheMaree
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Hawera, New Zealand
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Interesting in parts

While this is a free museum, it does rather lack in the level of display and descriptions offered... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
Shauna P
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Local crafts and fire-fighting equipment are among the items on display in this city-owned museum.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor1%
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75 Kami1nomachi, Takayama 506-0844, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-32-1205
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 have a lot of English...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

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 learning about local history it is worth...More

Thank Shauna P
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

The museum gives a good impression on how builidings were built and used in the early days. But there aren't many infos and exhibits inside the buildings.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This Museum has a large collection of old and recent artifacts that highlight the history of Takayama. There are 14 display rooms with everything from old fireman’s uniforms to a collection of historic carved Buddhas. The huge beams used in the construction of the building...More

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Does not take too long to visit, and is in a beautiful state of presentation. Good photo opportunities and right in the heart of town, which is itself a lovely compact village to see. We also caught the Saturday morning markets by the river. a...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The items displayed at the museum include beautiful lacquer wear items that resemble wood, displays on the important firefighters necessary in the Edo Period to keep old town Takayama safe. It has a display of Buddhas carved by a traveling monk. A beautiful traditional garden...More

Thank Theresa S
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Takayama Museum of History and Art contains a few pieces about the town's history and culture like old artifacts which they use for festivals back in the day and such. Also has a stamp station if you're collecting those during your trip.

1  Thank celinefeline
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were lucky enough to meet a volunteer guide that was keen to practice his English and learn how the exhibits could be improved to cater for English speaking tourists. We found it fascinating and provided an overview of how Takayama evolved. It's free and...More

Thank Jenny H
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I enjoyed a visit to this museum, which was free to enter. It's in an old house that has been modernised, and so has quite nice lines and a succession of display rooms. I was disappointed that there were relatively few English explanations (but I...More

1  Thank kissane
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Although there is not much in English, the guide to this modern museum gives plenty of explanation about what you are seeing of the history of the town and its people. Why the town came to be here and what has gone on here for...More

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