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The Nihon Minka-en, located within the grounds of Ikuta Ryokuchi Park, is an open-air museum which houses twenty ancient Japanese-style houses from different parts of the country. Ever since its opening in 1967, the park has supported the preservation of these rapidly-disappearing traditional buildings.
◆Nihon Minka-en | Japan Open-air Folk House Museum
22-min express train ride with Odakyu line from Shinjuku Station
Tel: 044 922 2181
Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm (Mar-Oct), 9.30am-4.30pm (Nov-Feb)
Closed: Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday), Dec 29-Jan 3