The Folk House Museum

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The Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum (日本民家園, Nihon Minkaen) in Kawasaki City has on display some fine examples of traditional Japanese architecture dating back to the 17th century. There are 25 historical buildings from all over Japan most of which are farm houses. There is also a traditional water mill complete with mortars and wooden pestles and a complete Kabuki stage which was built in 1857. There is a Shinto shrine which was built in the 1860’s, and a ferry man’s hut which dates from 1925. There is also a gate of a samurai residence which was built in the middle of the 19th century and a traditional raised storehouse which was built in the late 19th century and brought here from the Amami archipelago in Kagoshima Prefecture.

Tourist Info.
Admission Fee:
Adults 500 yen, 65 years and over 500 yen. Children(Junior High School and under) Free, Handicapped Persons Free.
from Mar. to Oct. 9:30am~5:00pm(Last admission 4:30pm)
from Nov. to Feb. 9:30am~4:30pm(Last admission 4:00pm)
There is public parking. English tour guides are available

0. at Kawasaki Station
1. use JR Nanbu Line to Noborito (27 min.)
2. use Odakyu Line to Mukogaoka Yuen (1 min.)
3. walk south (13 min.)