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“Not Merely Informative, also Quite Beautiful”

Shikoku Mura Village
Ranked #3 of 211 things to do in Takamatsu
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

I have visited many such open-air museums such as Skansen in Stockholm, which claims to be the first. This is probably the most intimate and detailed look at rustic life of the past that I have seen; and in the fall, at least, certainly the most photogenic.

Thank masuke
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Reviewed December 16, 2016

The attraction tells a lot about Shikoku's history, such as the ancient industries or how the architecture in the place has changed. Some culture is revealed but you do not learn a lot about Shikoku culture.

One thing to note is that the attraction-flow is not very smooth. Although there is a designated route for the visitors, the attractions on the route do not follow any sort of chronological order. That is one bad point of the tourist experience.

Also I did not get information about events in this village, so maybe I did not fully enjoy the attraction.

Thank D L
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Reviewed November 13, 2016

Lots of history and udon at the end of it. Definitely stay and try the Sanuki udon there. Kagawa is the world udon centre.

Thank Commenter-02134
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Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

The 31 antique buildings are carefully placed so as to show each one separately. There are surprises I will not disclose but the museum is at the top of my list of necessary to mention.

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

This is a wonderfully interesting open air museum with buildings from various parts of the area including family farm houses, production facilities for things like soy sauce and sugar, a kabuki theatre and so forth. It's set on a hillside and the terrain is very rocky, completely unsuitable for anybody who cannot walk up hills or on uneven surfaces. Take a stick if you are unsure on your feet. But for those who do go, it is a magical setting filled with rocks and waterfalls and forests. At the entrance is a traditional udon noodle making place and restaurant where you can have a meal before or after your visit - recommended! There are excellent information boards in English for all displays and a good route map and directional signs to get you around. We spent about three and a half hours there. We caught the Kotoden train from Kawaramachi station to Kotoden Yashima station then walked ten minutes to the park entry. TRains go every half hour or so and cost 240 yen each way.

Thank mbloggs
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