Nihon Minka-en, Kawasaki / Japan Open-air Folk House Museum

This open-air museum hosts a collection of 25 traditional buildings, mostly from the Edo period (1603 - 1868). They were relocated to the museum from around the country. Every building has been designated a Cultural Property, and they house displays of agricultural equipment and folk tools used in the home. You'll feel you've slipped back in time while enjoying the seasons, including springtime cheery blossoms and autumn leaves. The folk houses host storytelling, performing arts, and lots of other events, as well as a variety of hands-on programs. You can learn about the buildings at an exhibition in the main hall, where they hold planned exhibits too. Their Traditional Craft Hall is open for everyone to experience old-fashioned indigo dyeing.
  • Shop/Spot name
    Nihon Minka-en, Kawasaki / Japan Open-air Folk House Museum -->
  • Address
    7-1-1 Masugata, Tama-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa
  • Tel
  • Business hours
    March-October 9: 30-17: 00 / November-February 9: 30-16: 30 Closed: Mondays (open on public holidays), the day after public holidays (open on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays) ), Year-end and New Year holidays (12 / 29-1 / 3), with temporary holidays
  • Parking
    140 cars (Ikuta Ryokuchi East Exit Parking Lot)
  • Reserve
    Reservation required for groups (20 or more). Indigo dyeing experience requires advance reservation. Currently up to 5 people each in the morning and afternoon.
  • Average usage
    [Admission fee] General 500 yen, high school / university students / 65 years old or older 300 yen (certificate required), junior high school students or younger / Kawasaki city resident 65 years old or older free (certificate required) * Group fee available



  • Yokohama Naritasan

  • Sail Training Ship NIPPON MARU

  • Narita-san Temple Yokohama

  • Iseyama Kotai Shrine