Nihon Minka-en [日本民家園]

Museum of the entrance of Nihon Minka-en
Museum of the entrance of Nihon Minka-en

Hara House built in 1911
Hara House built in 1911
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Nihon Minka-en is the open-air museum that more than 20 traditional farm houses have been removed.
In English, it is Japan Open-air Folk House Muesum.

It is located about 15 km northwest of JR Kawasaki station, and is in Ikuta Ryokuchi Park.

Misawa House from Nagano Pref.
Misawa House from Nagano Pref.
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A room in Misawa House
A room in Misawa House
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This museum was opened for preservation of Japanese traditional private houses in 1967.

There are over 20 old houses in the area about 400 meters from west to east and about 100 meters from north to south.

Yamashita House from Shirakawa-go
Yamashita House from Shirakawa-go
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Nohara House from Gokayama
Nohara House from Gokayama
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Most of houses were built in the 17th to 19th centuries in various regions in eastern Japan.

They have thatched roofs and are built of wood.

Seven houses of them are designated as a nationally important cultural assets.

Kitamura House built in 1687
Kitamura House built in 1687
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Inside of Kitamura House
Inside of Kitamura House
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We can see the inside of the houses.
You will understand the life of common Japanese people in the old times.

Nihon Minka-en

How to get here

By JR line :
Get on the train of JR Nanbu Line at JR Kawasaki station.
Get off at Noborito station. About 28 minutes from Kawasaki.
About 20 minutes walk from the station.

By Odakyu Railway :
Get on the express of Odakyu Railway at Shinjuku station.
Get off at Mukôgaoka-yuen station. About 22 minutes from Shinjuku.
About 12 minutes walk from the station.

Hotels around Noborito

Hotels around Noborito

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