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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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Very well presented Museum.

Does not take too long to visit, and is in a beautiful state of presentation. Good photo... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
anthony c
Sydney, Australia
Historical displays, building and lovely garden

The items displayed at the museum include beautiful lacquer wear items that resemble wood, displays... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Theresa S
Norman, Oklahoma
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Local crafts and fire-fighting equipment are among the items on display in this city-owned museum.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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75 Kami1nomachi, Takayama 506-0844, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-32-1205
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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

Thank anthony c
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
Reviewed 2 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.

Thank celinefeline
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
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
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

Thank Buckster21
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

On our way to the Higashiyama walking tour we stopped by the museum. It proved to be free, informative and very interesting. It gave us some background and understanding of the towns history. However, we felt that we missed out on a lot since there...More

Thank Andrei L
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Takayama Museum of History and Art is a definate must see with a complete history of the area. It shows settlement from a long time ago,with peoples creating their life from a remote and hilly area,which is freezing during winter,so a lot a things were...More

Thank GCCM78
Reviewed 26 April 2017

lovely museum with info available in English...nice design...a jewel in the town...a little of everythign

Thank kitsou
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I found this museum frustrating. Clearly only a few years old and in a lovely converted storehouse with a garden and all mod-cons (several automatic doors, swish toilets, several new TVs etc), we were expecting something good. However there isn't a stimulating atmosphere, the artefacts...More

Thank Anna-Louise B
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