Hida Takayama Teddy Bear Eco Village, 飛騨高山 テディベア エコビレッジ

Hida Takayama Teddy Bear eco village is a teddy bear themed museum in Takayama. The building is a 180-year-old gassho-zukuri style farmhouse, a traditional style frequently found in Gifu prefecture. Its located around 1.7km/1mile away from Takayama Station.

We decided to take the bicycle as our hostel offered bicycle rent for ¥700/day. So we set out for cycling in clear early spring weather with temperature of 10° C (yes, not exactly smart thing to do for a pair of tropical creatures). But the view was definitely worth it.

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We got there around 4PM paid the ¥600 entrance fee and greeted by two large teddy bears.

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Then we were treated with various teddy bears of all size and age

 

A Lego teddy bear is in the mix

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Some seemed very busy

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One is a great fan of Michael Jackson

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And the museum also had a really gorgeous chapel

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I tried asking this guy for directions around Takayama. But he just put up his silly face

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After we’ve finished exploring the museum, we went out to the cafe next door. Teddy Bear Eco Village Cafe. I don’t remember what we had (was almost 3 years ago) but I did remember after we got out the cafe walking to our bicycles. One of the waitress was calling us while running. Turns out we accidentally left ¥1 in the cafe. Yes. ¥1. Thank you Teddy Bear Eco Village!!!

Website: http://www.teddyeco.jp/index.html
Address: 3 Chome-829-4 Nishinoisshikimachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu-ken 506-0031, Japan
Tel +81 577-37-2525
Hours: 10AM to 6PM (Museum entrance and Cafe last order at 5:30PM
Entrance Fee:

  • Adults ¥600
  • High school student ¥500
  • Elementary and middle School student ¥400
  • Younger than elementary school student free

How to get there from Takayama Station:

Bus

Go to the Nohi Bus Center just beside the station, behind the police station. Take the Sarubobo bus for ¥210(adults)/¥110(children) and get off at Hida No Sato Shita (飛騨の里下).  Consider buying a one day ticket for Sarubobo and Machinami bus for ¥620(adults)/¥310(children) as it’ll also give you discounts for the Museum and many other attractions in Takayama

Sarubobo Bus Guide

Sarubobo Bus Schedule

Walk or bicycle

The shortest route is around 1.7km or just a little over a mile

 

 

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