Minka-en

 

Overview

Fukushima City Minka-en is a collection of traditional homes, inns, restaurants, and a historic theater, set in natural surrounds that recreate their original settings. The structures were originally built in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries and are mostly from the northern region of Fukushima.
One of the farmhouses in the collection, the Former House of the Ono Family, highlights the important role the silk industry played in the development of Fukushima City. The 130-year old Former Hirose-za Theater is one of the oldest remaining theaters of its type in Japan, and is still used today for Rakugo and other traditional performances. It has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property.
Many seasonal events are held through-out the year where you can particiapte in traditional activities such as making mochi (rice cakes), rice planting and harvesting, weaving demonstrations, and making seasonal decorations like kadomatsu or dango-sashi.

Opening Hours

9:00 am ~ 4:30 pm
Closed Tuesdays (Open Tuesday if it is a public holiday, closed Wednesday)

Cost

FREE

Access from Fukushima Station

 Bus:

630 yen

28 minutes + 4 minutes walk

 Route(s): Sabara (佐原)
Sabara keiyu Shiki no Sato (佐原経由四季の里)
 From: East Exit Bus Stop No. 7
 To: Muroishi (室石)

Map

 

Nearby Tourist Spots

Links

Homepage: http://minka-en.com/ (Japanese)
Leaflet: http://minka-en.com/engleaflet.pdf (English)

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