What to See & Do

Kusakabe Folk Museum

日下部民藝館(Kusakabe Mingei-kan)

Visit this deeply traditional and unforgettable merchants’ house.

Kusakabe Folk Museum写真
The Kusakabe were a family of merchants that worked for the shogunate in Takayama and prospered during the Edo period.

In 1879, after the original building had been lost in a fire, a skilled artisan by the name of Jisuke Kawajiri rebuilt the house in its traditional Edo period style using the unparalleled craftsmanship of the Hida region, which is the building as you see it now. It was designated a national Important Cultural Property in 1966, and is currently open to the public as a folk arts museum.
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Address / Map 〒506-0851
1-52 Oshin-machi, Takayama City, Gifu
Telephone Number 0577-32-0072  (Kusakabe Folk Museum)
Business Hours March - November
9:00am – 4:30pm
December - February
9:00am – 4:00pm
Days Closed for Business March – November
None
December - February
Tuesday
Price Adults (high school and up): 500 yen
Children (middle school and down): 300 yen
Directions 17 min. walk from JR Takayama Station
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Notes No parking available