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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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Something different from the city (Dec 2017)

We visited here last Dec on a clear day. We took the train from Haneda airport to Mukogaoka-Yuen... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
piggywigoink
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SGP
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Absolutely magnificent

It only cost ¥500 yen to get in and it’s so worth it. If you’re into history you will love this... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
carla g
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7-1-1 Masugata,Tama-ku, Kawasaki 214-0032, Kanagawa Prefecture
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+81 44-922-2181
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We visited here last Dec on a clear day. We took the train from Haneda airport to Mukogaoka-Yuen station and with the help of google map we then reached the museum by foot which took us probably 20mins or more. It was quite an easy...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

It only cost ¥500 yen to get in and it’s so worth it. If you’re into history you will love this place, and even if you’re not into historical stuff you can still appreciate the old way of life displayed in this “museum”. Because it’s...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A fun trip to spend an hour. We went while the cherry blossoms were blooming and they were breathtaking.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

A daytrip here is essential break from the concrete jungle. Picturesque houses constructed of humble materials from days past in a hilly wooded setting. At the moment there's a lot of construction going on at the main entrance to the museum. Some houses have volunteers...More

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Nice collection of authentic houses gathered from five different regions in Japan, including the Shin-Etsu region of the Japanese Alps. The museum is well laid out and following the numbers on the walking path on the map takes you to every house. Each house has...More

Thank Barbara W
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 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
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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
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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

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Reviewed 2 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
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Reviewed 1 June 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
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Datchet
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
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aussietravellers808
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
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