In Japan Open Air Folk House Museum old folk houses are on display on the gentle slopes of Tama hills.

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Dec 15, Jan 12, Feb 9, March 15: Explanation about the Architecture of the Folk Houses

Our staff member explains the highlights about architecture of the folk houses in each area. Visitors can join …

The Explanation of the Historical House

November 30 – March 8: Special Exhibition “Yukigakoi” (Snow fence) at the Sugawara House

The traditional way of protecting folk houses from snow, using snow fence, in regions with heavy snowfalls, is …

Snow Fence-The Yamada House”

Annual Event Exhibition (December – March)

We have annual event exhibitions on the different themes every month mainly at 15. the Kitamura House and 16. …


January 5: Begoma (Japanese traditional spinning top) Tournament (The 16th Minkaen Cup)

Everyone (kids and adults) can join the tournament (The 16th Minkaen Cup). A tutorial for beginners on how to …

Begoma Tournament

Demonstration of making folk crafts (December – March)

We offer the demonstration of making folk crafts inside Minkaen mainly on Sundays. Time: 10:00 - 14:30 (except …

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