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Nihon Minkaen Folk House Museum

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Address: 7-1-1 Masugata,Tama-ku, Kawasaki 214-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 44-922-2181
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Great outdoor museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 would recommend this museum to everyone, you will love it.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 simply rebuilding or recreating these homes, they purchased old homes and buildings of all sorts... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Tokyo
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 each of these houses. There is for example the wayfaring Inn which could accommodate horses... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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 in them. This part is endlessly fascinating and gives a really good perspective on daily... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 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 see thatched steeped roof houses along with barn style structures. We went with young children... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 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 informative plaques at each house, the lives of the families that once occupied them. We... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 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 past people living inside. It was really interesting.

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