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Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses

1-2 Hattori-Ryokuchi, Toyonaka 561-0873, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6862-3137
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A glimpse of life in rural Japan

An easy subway ride from Namba Station, and a 15-minute walk through the park, will bring you to... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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Beautiful Insight into Old Japan

You'll learn a lot about rural Japanese life in a location not far from a big urban center! The... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Ginny D
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The Open-Air Musuem of Old Japanese Farmhouses is an outdoor museum where representative houses from throughout Japan have been moved and restored for exhibition along with related items and implements from daily living. Located on grounds of about 36,000㎡ inside Hattori Ryokuchi Park in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture, the museum has on display 12 farmhouses such as the Namba Magariya from as far north as Iwate to the Takakura from as far south as Amami Oshima. These houses were all built in Edo period(17-19th century) and are imbued with the style created by the climate, culture, and customs characteristic to each locality. The clever use of the natural surroundings and wisdom applied by people at the time to live in harmony are in display throughout of time to convey to us quietly important messages.
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1-2 Hattori-Ryokuchi, Toyonaka 561-0873, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6862-3137
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

An easy subway ride from Namba Station, and a 15-minute walk through the park, will bring you to this wonderful outdoor museum, where 12 buildings -- mostly farmhouses, but also a couple of granaries-- have been moved from throughout Japan. There is good signage in...More

Thank SoupchickRI
Reviewed 10 July 2017

You'll learn a lot about rural Japanese life in a location not far from a big urban center! The park is lovely to visit, and there were many helpful guides who talked with us about the houses. You can explore each farm house (remember to...More

Thank Ginny D
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Even if you visit a rural Japanese village you most likely not see buildings this traditional. Yet, less than an hour from the heart of Osaka, you can find yourself in an open air museum with no hint of the outside world trying to peek...More

Thank Jet Age Explora A
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I was so impressed with this museum when we visited recently! It is a great place to spend an hour or two touring the homes, talking to the museum interpreters about the displays, and viewing demonstrations of cooking/farming practices. It would be appropriate for adults...More

Thank SMLove226
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I'd recommend visiting. It's a charming and informative site. You can walk around and see everything within an hour. Or you can set your own pace and take a shorter or longer time. Be sure to pick up a small booklet at the entrance to...More

Thank Danna B
Reviewed 16 March 2017

2017.03.16 visited the Open Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses (日本民家集落博物館) with the goal of seeing if the site would be worth taking our guests from USA and our company employees from various country branches. Unfortunately, the women selling the entry ticket was rude,...More

4  Thank stonecold2017
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What an unexpected find! This is a beautiful recreated village of historical farm buildings from around Japan in a lovely rural setting a short train trip north of Osaka. Apart from the interesting displays, the dedicated staff were so friendly and welcoming. We spent over...More

1  Thank Julian S
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This place is so interesting - I think anyone with an interest in history, architecture or interior design will love it - and it's not expensive and not far from central Osaka, so I have no idea why there was hardly anyone there when I...More

2  Thank empress_cherry
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I had seen the traditional houses in Shirakawago on a previous trip to Japan. The park was well worth a couple of hours visit if you have any interest in Japan history rural life not to mention architecture. The volunteer guides gave us alot more...More

2  Thank Brad C
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We have been to similar museums in Europe and this one ranked up there. There are 12 buildings each with the history written up in English. there were attendants in each building and about half of them had excellent English and explained silk worm farming...More

2  Thank travelsalot35
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