Open-air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses

Museum / Science Museum
Located in Hattori Ryokuchi Park in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture, the Open-air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses was the first open-air museum of its kind in Japan when it opened in 1956. The Museum has on display 12 representative examples of traditional farmhouses from different parts of Japan—from Iwate Prefecture in the north to Amami-Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture in the south—that have been relocated to the Museum site. Several of the buildings on display have been designated as Important Cultural Properties, including Gassho-zukuri style farmhouses from the Hida and Shirakawa-go regions, and a Nanbu Magari-ya (L-shaped farmhouse) from Iwate, northern Japan. Inside each house, typical furniture and living utensils from the region in question are displayed.

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Osaka Toyonakashi Hattoriryokuchi 1-2 map map Map
9:30-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Monday (The next day for public holidays), 12/27-1/4
[Admission fee]Adults500yen, High school students300yen, Elementary and junior high school students200yen, ToddlersFree
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English Menu
Available(English, Chinese, Korean, German, French, Spanish, Italian Brochure Available)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Authentic and extremely well presented
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.03.03
    This is well worth the visit to give you a glimpse of Japanese life in years gone by. An amazing selection of authentic looking structures. Plenty of space, quiet and relaxing. A terrific escape...
  • Hidden gem
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.12.26
    I was the only visitor of any nationality first thing in the morning on a scorching July day but this collection of old farmhouses still made for an enjoyable visit. There are a dozen buildings from...
  • Enjoyed our visit
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.08.26
    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...

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