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.
We got there around 4PM paid the ¥600 entrance fee and greeted by two large teddy bears.
Then we were treated with various teddy bears of all size and age
A Lego teddy bear is in the mix
Some seemed very busy
One is a great fan of Michael Jackson
And the museum also had a really gorgeous chapel
I tried asking this guy for directions around Takayama. But he just put up his silly face
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!!!
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
- 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:
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
Walk or bicycle
The shortest route is around 1.7km or just a little over a mile