Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses

Open-Air Museum of Old Japanese Farmhouses information

Osaka , Japan
1-2 Hattori Ryokuchi
+81 6 6862 3137
Getting there
Train: Kita-Osaka Kyūko line to Ryokuchi-kōen, west exit
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admission ¥500
Opening hours
9.30am-5pm, closed Mon
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In the park Ryokuchi-kōen, this fine open-air museum features a collection of traditional Japanese country houses, transported here and painstakingly reconstructed. Most striking is the giant gasshō-zukuri (steeply slanting thatch-roofed) farmhouse from Gifu Prefecture, and a thatched-wall farmhouse from Nagano, which looks to be wearing a shaggy coat. The whole place comes alive with fiery red maple leaves during November.

Take the Kita-Osaka Kyūko line (an extension north from the Midō-suji subway line, ¥90 surcharge) to Ryokuchi-kōen Station. From the west exit, go straight (past McDonald's), follow the road down to Hattori Ryokuchi Park (服部緑地公園), and walk through the park to the museum.