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Kakashi no Sato

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Creepy fun

This is a super cool project by a local lady that repopulated her village with these... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
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Freaky but cool!

Though I knew of this place beforehand, it was more interesting than seeing in just pictiures. The... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Ehime Prefecture, Japan
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Higashiiyanagoro, Miyoshi, Tokushima Prefecture
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

First of all, Nagoro Village is quite remote and can be difficult to get to if you don't have a car. You can get there by bus but you have to time it carefully. I personally took the 1st train from Kamojima to Awaikeda station....More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is a super cool project by a local lady that repopulated her village with these scarecrows. The individuals are amazing. The amount of effort put in is insane. I wish I could've met the artist but she wasn't in. The bridge to the school...More

Thank Sleebie
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Though I knew of this place beforehand, it was more interesting than seeing in just pictiures. The "mai" section of dolls is about 150 meters long, and at the far end (across from the broken bridge) is what seems to be the old kindergarten and...More

Thank PatMo84
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is an opportunity to see many of the rather lifelike figures that have been created by a local lady to has found a way to address the problem of depopulation of her community. I understand that the village is now down to about 35...More

Thank paso57
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We only stopped for a few minute while going to the Okuiya vine bridge, but it was very crazy! There are many doll everywhere outside, and at east end of road is old kindergarten (with blue pointed roof) that is full of dolls sitting around...More

Thank Mariko_YM
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Located on the way to the Oku-Iya vine bridges, this last village in Iya has very little going on, so its understandable why the local artist made so many inhabitants to fill the place. Its easy to think the life-sized dolls are real, and even...More

Thank Taki77
Reviewed 2 November 2016

well. good for not the first time to watch such Japanese doll. this time we keep peaceful than previous. although it still feeling weird but we respect their original belief for it. worth for stop car to visit it if yet to see it before.

Thank iamface
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This small village in the middle of nowhere offers a rare insight into current society in Japan and the dwindling population issue. The idea is amazing, commemorating the real people in the village. The execution is precise- some dolls are so real in their positioning,...More

Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I had read about this place in a series of "weird places around the world" articles. Nagoro is a dying village - most of the younger residents have left for the cities. Resident Tsukimi Ayano has taken it upon herself to replace the lost residents...More

Thank RockMeAsmodeus
Reviewed 13 June 2016

"Mixed feelings" best describes my impressions upon stumbling into "The village of the dolls." Hundreds of mannequins populate a small town, doing everyday tasks like fishing, cleaning, and road work. They sit and chat in groups, or stand alone in fields. It is fun to...More

Thank Lara N
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