Open-Air Museum in Hattori Ryokuchi Park in Osaka

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  • Hattori Ryokuchi Park With The Open Air Museum Of Old Japanese Farm Houses

  • Tea House From North Kawachi, Hattori Ryokuchi Park

  • Tea House From North Kawachi, Hattori Ryokuchi Park

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  • Hattori Ryokuchi Park With The Open Air Museum Of Old Japanese Farm Houses

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The Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses from all over the country gives you the great opportunity to study the local culture, architecture and traditions during the Edo period. Best Ryokans in OsakaExplore Ryokans in Osaka
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Those 11 houses (Nihon Minka Shuraku Hakubutsukan) were built from the 17th till 19th century. After they were removed from their original location these houses found a new home in the appr. 360000 m2 museum park. Most of the houses are open for the public and you can explore the interior design, household objects, farm tools and even local guides can answer your questions in English. It was an amazing experience for me. The best time to visit this place is during the ume (plum) and cherry blossom season in the end of February and beginning of April.

  • Farmhouses Museum:
  • Opening Hours: - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)
  • Closed: - every Monday and Dec. 27 till Jan. 4
  • Admission Fee: - 500 yen (Adults), 300 yen (High school student), 200 yen (Junior high school student), free (Preschooler)

History

This museum within the Hattori Ryokuchi Park was the first open-air museum in Japan. It was founded in 1956 and displays farmhouses with a wide range of styles and special architectural features to accommodate different climate zones in Japan.

Location

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The Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses is located within the Hattori Ryokuchi Park in Toyonaka a suburb in the northern part of Osaka.

How to get to Hattori Ryokuchi Park?

  • 5min from Ryokuchi-koen Station served by Kitaosaka-Kyuko Line

Sightseeing spots

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You will find at each farmhouse a signboard with an English explanation. It will tell you the age of the house, original location and more historical facts.

Tea House - relocated from North Kawachi, built in 19th century

Gassho-zukuri House - relocated from Shirakawago, Gifu Prefecture, built in 18th century

Farmhouse Yamato Totsukawa Village - relocated from Nara Prefecture, built in 19th century

Farmhouse from Settsu-Nose - relocated from Fukui Prefecture, built in 18th century

Farmhouse from Shiba - relocated from Miyazaki Prefecture, built in 19th century

Takakura (elevated warehouse) from Amami Oshima Island - relocated from Kagoshima Prefecture, built in 19th century

Kabuki Theater from Shodoshima Island - relocated from Kagawa Prefecture, built in 1859

Magari-ya (L-shaped house) from Nambu - relocated from Iwate Prefecture, built in 18th century

Farmhouse from Akiyama - relocated from Nagano Prefecture

Rice storage from Dojima - relocated from the heart of Osaka Prefecture, it is one of the last examples of this construction style

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

July

Tenjin Matsuri Festival (24th till 25th)
Osaka’s greatest traditional festival (over 1000 years old) and ranked as one of the top 3 festivals in Japan. Enjoy spectecular processions on land and in the water, great fireworks and a unique atmosphere created by the traditional costumes and music. My must-see recommendation for you.

August

Toyonaka Matsuri (3rd till 4th)
Many visitors wearing yukata (summer kimono) and enjoying the events for young and old, live music and the good food.

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