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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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Beautiful traditional homes

I took my husband there to show him Japanese traditional architectures and to take pictures of the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Fort Lauderdale
via mobile
Must stop for anyone into design or architecture

I've visited twice, once when I lived in Japan and once when in Tokyo on business. It's a great... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Arie v
Redmond, Washington, United States
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7-1-1 Masugata,Tama-ku, Kawasaki 214-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 44-922-2181
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I took my husband there to show him Japanese traditional architectures and to take pictures of the houses. Though it was only a half an hour away from the central Tokyo area, we felt like we were in a country side village in Japan and...More

Thank MzHC
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I've visited twice, once when I lived in Japan and once when in Tokyo on business. It's a great place if you need to get out of Shinjuku for half a day. I've been on tours of old homes in Belgium and Holland and this...More

Thank Arie v
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This is a traditional open air park, with 22 real, old houses from countryside. All the houses are original, all have its own story! The park helds events and workshops too, usually sundays between 10 and 15 o'clock. They offer traditional techniques to try, and...More

Thank Nishimura A
Reviewed 1 June 2017

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 31 May 2017

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 28 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 25 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
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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