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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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Explains a lot.

I've been twice. Very enthusiastic English-speaking docents both times. For Americans, think of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom B
Houston, Texas
Enjoyable visit

A nice collection of old homes. Each home was open to view with good explanations. Several homes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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7-1-1 Masugata,Tama-ku, Kawasaki 214-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 44-922-2181
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been twice. Very enthusiastic English-speaking docents both times. For Americans, think of this as a small and quiet version of Old Sturbridge (MA) in which you can see how the historical homes have influenced the present. Quiet and not crowded. My grandson (10) wasn't...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice collection of old homes. Each home was open to view with good explanations. Several homes had volunteers, some of which spoke English, ready to share information about the homes. It is set on a hill so there is walking and climbing, but not...More

Thank vemcmur
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

It was a perfect wether to visit this amazing place. Be careful if you don't enjoy walking. But it is a easy walk. There are nearly 23 houses and every house contains its unique history. Different Japanese family with fame had their houses with unique...More

Thank Facility_Mgt
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A great to place to spend an afternoon strolling amongst the old houses. They're set in lovely peaceful grounds and midweek its fairly quiet so a good time to go. There's a lot of English guidance so you'll be well informed and it's only 30...More

Thank ktari3
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love old houses so this was really interesting to me. It is hard to imagine people living and working in these houses. These buildings were brought from all over Japan and reconstructed here at the museum and they have done a wonderful job. I...More

Thank ljd1042016
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a museum quite unlike any other that I have visited in Japan. Some years ago, the mayor of Kawasaki City decided to set aside a large park area in Noborito and recreate the look and feel of old Japanese homes. However, instead of...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 24 July 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 11 June 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 18 February 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 15 February 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
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Hi how can we get fro Haneda airport to Nihon Minkaen open air museum - train or taxi ? We have a day to kill before our evening flight back to the UK. Kate
21 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
How do I get there using public transportation from Yokohama? Are there any taxis or maxi taxis from Mukogaoka-uen station? Is there a bus from Mukogaoka-uen station? Eight Australian travellers
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