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Nihon Minkaen (The Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum)

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Nihon Minkaen, the Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum, was founded by Kawasaki City in 1967. with the aim of preserving for future generations examples of the rapidly vanishing minka (folk houses) of the Japanese archipelago. The museum is known for its remarkable collection of 25 old buildings, which include a water mill, a ferryman's hut, a storehouse on stilts from Japan's southern islands, and a rural Kabuki stage in addition to a core collection of representative minka from eastern Japan.

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Address: 7-1-1 Masugata, Tama-ku, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa
Phone: 044-922-2181
Hours open to visitors: 9:30-17:00 (From November to February, 9:30-16:30)
Admission Fee: Adults: 500 yen
Closed: Mondays, the next day of each national holiday, and New Years holidays
Directions: 13 min. walk from Mukogaoka-yuen Station on the Odakyu Line
25 min. walk from Noborito Station on the JR Namba Line

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