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Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Authentic and extremely well presented

This is well worth the visit to give you a glimpse of Japanese life in years gone by. An amazing... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2019
Brisbane, Australia
Hidden gem

I was the only visitor of any nationality first thing in the morning on a scorching July day but... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2018
Brisbane, Queensland
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The Open-Air Musuem of Old Japanese Farmhouses is an outdoor museum where representative houses from throughout Japan have been moved and restored for exhibition along with related items and implements from daily living. Located on grounds of about...more
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1-2 Hattori-Ryokuchi, Toyonaka 561-0873, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

This is well worth the visit to give you a glimpse of Japanese life in years gone by. An amazing selection of authentic looking structures. Plenty of space, quiet and relaxing. A terrific escape from the pace of the city. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank csydney1971
Reviewed December 26, 2018

I was the only visitor of any nationality first thing in the morning on a scorching July day but this collection of old farmhouses still made for an enjoyable visit. There are a dozen buildings from all over Japan - all different in design and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

We were the only visitors at this location as it was very early good time to go. Very educational on how old japan lived before the modern era.], very interesting and not a tourist hotspot which was great. We had a local guide meet us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RayleneL
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Instead of traveling to Shirakawa to view Old Japanese farm houses, this open air museum is just a subway ride from Osaka.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

Situated in an area of Osaka that tourists wouldn't normally travel to, this museum is a fascinating look at life in Japan before the modern era. There is little information in English, but a few of the houses have guides that speak a little English...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This was a very educational and beautiful set-up. Although it is called a museum, it was more like huge park, with different farm houses spread out. The air is so refreshing, and as we went in spring, it was beautiful. Although we did not engage...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

This is a great place to see what rural Japanese architecture looked like throughout history. The museum is located in a quiet park where you can escape the noise from the metropolis that is Osaka and enjoy a nice walk through time.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Alex G
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

The museum was built in the fifties with traditional old farm houses from different regions of Japan. There’s even one from the famed shirakawa go “Gassho tsukuri” A peaceful, tranquil afternoon can be spent away from the hustle and bustle of Osaka esp. recommended for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank feeiin
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

This museum is one of the best we visited in Kansai including Osaka Castle and many of the temples in Kyoto. There are English information signs way better than most other places and the guides on hand are very informative. There are twelve examples of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank bkk08
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is very nice set up in a bigger park where people sport and meet with family. The houses in the museum give a good overview of the different building styles of houses all over Japan. Everything has good and interesting information in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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