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Nihon Minkaen Japan Open Air Folk House Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Interesting Look into Traditional Japanese Housing

Several old Japanese houses that were once located in the Kawasaki and surrounding regions. Cool... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Officially my favorite place in Tokyo

Original March 2017 review: This place is so nice and relaxing, the staff is so warm and kind that... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Williams Lake, Canada
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7-1-1 Masugata,Tama-ku, Kawasaki 214-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Several old Japanese houses that were once located in the Kawasaki and surrounding regions. Cool look into the past. All but one house is pre-Meiji era. Volunteers tend fires in some of the houses and are more than happy to share the history and show...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Original March 2017 review: This place is so nice and relaxing, the staff is so warm and kind that I was sad to leave it at the end of the day! The houses are authentic, they have been moved here from their original location. It's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarinaHarumi
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This park has many old houses relocated from all over Japan. So, we can learn Japanese old-fashioned life. You must be overwhelmed by the extensive park. You can enjoy it for a long time. Spring and Autum are nice seasons for visiting. It takes around...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Masaki T
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I didn’t enjoy going to this museum because: 1. It was raining when I went and, being an outdoor museum, it got muddy and slippery, 2. For me the house features were just similar and I didn’t feel the need to see all the old...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Leliz0402
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a 'restored' village. The original village was destroyed quite some time ago. The village provide you a glimpse of the past of Japanese common folk's life. You can hire Samurai Costume and Kimono for photo around the village. Suggest go in the late...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank RobertChew-MY
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We visited here last Dec on a clear day. We took the train from Haneda airport to Mukogaoka-Yuen station and with the help of google map we then reached the museum by foot which took us probably 20mins or more. It was quite an easy...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank piggywigoink
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

It only cost ¥500 yen to get in and it’s so worth it. If you’re into history you will love this place, and even if you’re not into historical stuff you can still appreciate the old way of life displayed in this “museum”. Because it’s...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank carla g
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A fun trip to spend an hour. We went while the cherry blossoms were blooming and they were breathtaking.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CarpenterFamily02
Reviewed 17 March 2018

A daytrip here is essential break from the concrete jungle. Picturesque houses constructed of humble materials from days past in a hilly wooded setting. At the moment there's a lot of construction going on at the main entrance to the museum. Some houses have volunteers...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Nice collection of authentic houses gathered from five different regions in Japan, including the Shin-Etsu region of the Japanese Alps. The museum is well laid out and following the numbers on the walking path on the map takes you to every house. Each house has...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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20 August 2016|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
Hmm. It's a bit of a go but doable. Take the Keikyu Line to Keikyu Kawasaki station. Short walk to JR Kawasaki Station, then take the Nambu Line to Noborito. Taxi or a ~800m walk to the park with the museum. Station staff at... More
19 April 2016|
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Response from bartyjy | Reviewed this property |
Take the Tokyu Line to Musashi Kosugi. Then change to the Nambu Line to Noborito. At Noborito change to the South Bound Odakyu line for just one stop. Avoid the express train that will miss the station. At Musashi Kosugi it... More