Iwaki City Museum of Folklore and Traditional Housing
The Iwaki City Museum of Folklore and Traditional Housing is a recreation of a traditional 19th century village.
The houses in this complex were actual family homes from around Iwaki that were dismantled, moved to their current location in New Town, and reassembled.
There are also a number of other traditional items and tools on display at the village, most of which have been donated by the citizens of Iwaki.
The facility provides an interactive learning opportunity to visiting groups in which they can experience for themselves various aspects of traditional life. The facility is decorated traditionally according to the season, with different ornamental displays and various performances and workshops for the numerous events in the Japanese year.
The village also has wells, horse stables, and fields for farming, which are maintained by volunteers.
- 14-16 Sancha, Shimoyada, Kashima-machi, Iwaki City
- Apr to Sept 9:00am～5:00pm (No entry after 4:30pm)
Oct to Mar 9:00am～4:30pm (No entry after 4:00pm)
Closed every Tuesday (unless Tuesday is a public holiday) and New Years Day
- Adults 210 yen
Uni/High school students 150 yen
Junior high/Primary school students 100 yen
- How to get there
- By Bus: 20 minute from Iwaki Station, JR Joban line
By Car: 25 minutes from Iwaki-Yumoto Interchange
City Exchange Section, Division of Coordination and Citizenry Affairs
TEL : 0246-22-7415 FAX : 0246-22-7609 Email Enquiries