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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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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 3 weeks ago
rlahozmd
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Vigan, Philippines
Fascinating

Situated in an area of Osaka that tourists wouldn't normally travel to, this museum is a... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
mme8771
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New York City, New York
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank rlahozmd
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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

Thank mme8771
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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

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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.

1  Thank Alex G
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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

1  Thank Feeii N
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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

3  Thank bkk08
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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

Thank Pierre J
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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

2  Thank SoupchickRI
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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

2  Thank Ginny D
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Reviewed 27 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

5  Thank Jet Age Explora A
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