Explore old Japanese houses and discover Japan's historic architecture
Take the train to Kawasaki, an hour away from Tokyo, and visit the Japan Open-air Folk House Museum to learn about the lives of the people from the Edo Period (1603-1868) . The open-air museum has a large collection of traditional houses from all over Japan, where you can see the difference in architectural techniques and styles that were developed to suit each area's climate and customs. Your otomo tour guide will translate any Japanese explanations whilst at the museum. On this tour you will also experience traditional indigo dyeing, a dyeing technique developed during the Edo period. Dye your very own piece of cloth to keep as a souvenir of your trip!
・Visit 25 traditional houses that were built using different architectural techniques developed during the 17th and 18th centuries in different areas of Japan.
・Your otomo tour guide will translate any Japanese explanations you come across in the museum.
・Experience traditional indigo dyeing, developed during the Edo period (1603-1868).
・Japan Open-air Folk House Museum
・The Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop at the Japan Open-air Folk House Museum
・Please come in comfortable clothing, as there are hills in the open-air museum, and the grounds are covered in gravel.
・You may get ink on your clothes when experiencing indigo ink dyeing, so we recommend you wear something you don't mind getting a little messy.
・Please bring a bag to take your dyed piece of cloth home in. It may still be wet!
Please bring at least ¥1,000 with you (per person) on the day to cover your travel expenses, entrance fees and other necessary costs. *(money for souvenir shopping is not included)"
The South Exit of the Odakyu Line, Mukogaoka-yuen Station