Famous Museums in Takayama

The museums in Takayama give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Takayama with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Takayama. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Takayama.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Takayama.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Takayama:

  1. Hida Folk Village

    4.3 (495 Votes)
    Hida Folk Village

    Museum, Village, Historical Site

    The Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village consists of 30 traditionally built structures including homes with thatched roofs, shrines and small sheds. The nearby Goami Pond adds to the landscape and is perfect to take a few moments to relax at its shore. You can explore the homes and shrines as you like and see traditional tools, machinery and even see hand-made crafts take form in front of your eyes. ...Read more
  2. Takayama Museum Of History And Art

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Landmark

    Offering a brilliant view of the Northern Alps and Takayama City, the Takayama Museum of History and Art is a rare treat for tourists. See a fabulous collection of glass art and European Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles of furniture that date back to the 19th century and are sure to take your breath away. The modern building itself is quiet a sight and if you love art, a visit here is something ...Read more
  3. Takayama Showa Museum

    4.3 (307 Votes)
    Takayama Showa Museum

    Museum, History Museum, Landmark

    The beginning of 1990’s marked the transformation of the Showa Period and with that even marked the change of the politics, lifestyles, fashion and administration of Japan. Japanese culture really took a backseat to embrace the western world. To recreate the time gone by in all its beauty and daily life-like feel, the Takayama Showa Museum keep the 1950’s alive and breathing even to...Read more
  4. Hikaru Museum

    4.1 (154 Votes)
    Hikaru Museum

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Landmark, Architecture

    The Hikaru Museum is one of the grandest art museums in Takayama with a vast collection of western classical, Japanese art, Contemporary pieces, calligraphy pieces, sculptures, cultural items and a range of other artefacts. Take a tour of the place to learn about the stories behind all the exhibits or simply walk by to appreciate the stunning pieces. The architecture of the museum itself is lar...Read more
  5. Kusakabe Folk Museum

    4 (14 Votes)
    Kusakabe Folk Museum

    Museum, Landmark, Specialty Museum

    The Kusakabe Folk Museum was the former home of the Kusakabe family who were one of the rich merchants during the Edo and Meiji periods. The original store ‘Taniya’ was where they lent out money to the Public office. The place was burnt down and a new house (existing home) was built by master carpenter Jisuke Kawashiri using earthen flooring, wooden beams that merge seamlessly with ...Read more
  6. Takayama Municipal Government Memorial Hall

    Museum, History Museum, Landmark, Historical Site

    Built in the late 19th century, the Takayama Municipal Government Memorial Hall showcases the history of the government of Takayama. Made entirely from wood, take a walk inside to see historic office essentials, explore the rooms separated by panels and even take a look at historic phones, typewriters, old computers and other items. Even though the exhibits inside are interesting, the exterior ...Read more
  7. Hirayu Hot Spring

    3.9 (129 Votes)
    Hirayu Hot Spring

    Museum, Water Body, Hot Spring, Cafe

    Adding to the many hot springs in Takayama, the Hot Spring in Hirayu Folk Museum spoils you with a revitalizing bath that is believed to cure various ailments. The surrounding cottages that exude an old charm add to the ambience. Soaking in the natural hot pool during winters is a soothing experience as you are surrounded by snow. Drop by at the in-house café/restaurant to have a meal la...Read more
  8. Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village

    4.3 (10 Votes)
    Museum, Amusement Park
  9. Matsuri No Mori

    3.9 (2 Votes)
    36°07'06.5"N 137°14'54.1"E, 5丁目-1 天満町 高山市 岐阜県 506-0025, Japan