Are you interested in history of Japanese house? As you know Japanese original houses were not made by concretes and bricks. Do you also wanna learn and try to have a look? The Kawasaki Municipal Japan Open-air Folk House Museum is an outdoor museum of old folk houses opened in 1967 to preserve long into the future traditional Japanese houses, the numbers of which have rapidly declined.
25 buildings are on display here, including typical folk houses of eastern Japan, including the Water Mill, Ferryman’s Hut, Storehouse on Stilts, and Kabuki Stage from Funakoshi. Folk materials and other items relating to folk houses, specified as important cultural assets by the national and prefectural governments, are stored here, making this an outdoor museum of folk houses representative of Japan.
The museum is located from Mukogaoka Yuen station to walk about 13min (about 20min from Shinjuku station to Mukogaoka Yuen by train). The main entrance Exhibition Hall of the Japan Open-air Folk House Museum is a place where you can learn the essential knowledge of Japanese folk houses. There are also houses with gassho-zukuri roofs as also found in Shirakawa-go, Gifu, recognized as a world heritage site, which attracts many travelers. There are also the place to eat tasty soba and souvenir shop! Interesting? Please check it out!
9:30~17:00(March to October) 16:30 (November to Frebruary)