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Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farm Houses

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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We were the only visitors at this location as it was very early good time to go. Very educational... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Accessible sampling of old Japanese farm houses

Instead of traveling to Shirakawa to view Old Japanese farm houses, this open air museum is just a... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Vigan, Philippines
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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...more
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1-2 Hattori-Ryokuchi, Toyonaka 561-0873, Osaka Prefecture
+81 6-6862-3137
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

We were the only visitors at this location as it was very early good time to go. Very educational on how old japan lived before the modern era.], very interesting and not a tourist hotspot which was great. We had a local guide meet us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank RayleneL
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Instead of traveling to Shirakawa to view Old Japanese farm houses, this open air museum is just a subway ride from Osaka.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank rlahozmd
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Situated in an area of Osaka that tourists wouldn't normally travel to, this museum is a fascinating look at life in Japan before the modern era. There is little information in English, but a few of the houses have guides that speak a little English...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mme8771
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This was a very educational and beautiful set-up. Although it is called a museum, it was more like huge park, with different farm houses spread out. The air is so refreshing, and as we went in spring, it was beautiful. Although we did not engage...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tammytt00
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a great place to see what rural Japanese architecture looked like throughout history. The museum is located in a quiet park where you can escape the noise from the metropolis that is Osaka and enjoy a nice walk through time.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Alex G
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The museum was built in the fifties with traditional old farm houses from different regions of Japan. There’s even one from the famed shirakawa go “Gassho tsukuri” A peaceful, tranquil afternoon can be spent away from the hustle and bustle of Osaka esp. recommended for...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Feeii N
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is one of the best we visited in Kansai including Osaka Castle and many of the temples in Kyoto. There are English information signs way better than most other places and the guides on hand are very informative. There are twelve examples of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank bkk08
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is very nice set up in a bigger park where people sport and meet with family. The houses in the museum give a good overview of the different building styles of houses all over Japan. Everything has good and interesting information in...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Pierre J
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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Ginny D
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