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Old Japanese Farm Houses Museum

Old Japanese Farm Houses Museum  

Just outside Osaka is this open-air display of farmhouse types from around the country. The woodwork on these houses is incredible, and it’s fascinating to see how people adjusted to Japan’s widely varied climate: Everybody was ready for rain, with thatched roofs (which can turn back more than 90 percent of the water that falls on them and, if built correctly, only need to be replaced once every 20 or 30 years), but in snow country, where tunnels between structures were dug, the minka, or houses, are wrapped like birds' nests. A visit provides a beautiful look into Japanese history.

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1-2 Hattoriryokuchi, Toyonaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 561-0873, Japan
+81 6-6862-3137
Tue - Sun 9:30am - 5pm