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Nihon Minkaen Folk House Museum

7-1-1 Masugata,Tama-ku, Kawasaki 214-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 44-922-2181
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It was really good to see and learn about old Japanese houses. I recommend to apply in advance for... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2016
Patricia Y
via mobile
Good to walk around

Entrance fee is 300 yen. Nice place to walk around by watching old houses. There is a restaurant... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2016
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7-1-1 Masugata,Tama-ku, Kawasaki 214-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 44-922-2181
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

It was really good to see and learn about old Japanese houses. I recommend to apply in advance for a guide.

Thank Patricia Y
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Entrance fee is 300 yen. Nice place to walk around by watching old houses. There is a restaurant inside. Will visit again definitely.

Thank rena_fr
Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This open air museum featuring traditional houses in different parts of Japan which have been re-assembled here in a large park in Kawasaki is a wonderful example of conservation. The English write-ups are comprehensive and explain in painstaking detail the peculiar structure and floorplan of...More

Thank Bluesphynx
Reviewed February 14, 2016

Very pleasant afternoon walking through old houses! Not crowded at all... less than 30 minutes to walk here from JR Nanbu Line's Noborito Station - there are maps at the station and near the entrance so it's pretty easy to find.

Thank redeyeblues
Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

This beautiful museum offers the chance to get up close to a collection of beautiful and authentic traditional Japanese folk houses. They are organised into geographical area with detailed explanations not just of the architecture, but also of the lives of the families that lived...More

Thank bartyjy
Reviewed November 14, 2015

This village is set in a beautiful park setting which gives it an authentic feel. You can stroll through the area at a leisurely pace while enjoying a variety of traditional houses from around Japan. The houses represent many regions of rural Japan. You will...More

2  Thank stephenbolger
Reviewed November 10, 2015

This living history museum provides access to more than 20 buildings moved to the site from various locations in Japan. The structures are clustered along a path with lovely landscaping. We spent 4 hours getting acquainted with not only the architecture but also, thanks to...More

Thank Martha B
Reviewed November 7, 2015

The Nihon Minkaen is a collection of various houses from various historical periods of Japan. The entire open air museum felt like a composite village in itself, and entering each and every house felt like being transported back in time to the lives of the...More

Thank Gina_M_Wang
Reviewed October 23, 2015

Do you like nature, history and to know more how Old Japanese living before? Please come here , if you at Tokyo or Yokohama area. there are lot of old houses, bring them here and keep in good condition. I can feel like i go...More

Thank chew17
Reviewed October 13, 2015

I spent several hours walking through the old houses of Japan's history. It was located in Ikuta Park, which also has several other facilities you can see before or after to spend the entire day in the park. You can bring food and eat in...More

Thank tomorrow_cozy
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August 20, 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
April 19, 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