Original Tour

Traditional Japanese Culture & Lifestyle Experience

5,500JPY(*Special price)Every Tues, FriMukogaoka-Yuen is located 20 minutes from Shinjuku on the Odakyu Line. It is located next to the Tama River, so while there is plenty of nature, it also used to be home to an amusement park that opened in 1927 and operated for 75 years. There are lots of shopping and commercial facilities that make this a popular neighborhood. The largest park in Tokyo, the Ikuta Ryokuchi Park, is also located in this area. Visitors can enjoy the abundant nature and at the same time learn about Japanese history and culture at locations such as the Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop and the Open-Air Folk House Museum. The natural surroundings change with the season, so anytime is the perfect time to come and learn more about Japanese folk culture.

Introduction

Miyoshino

A local Japanese sweet shop near the station. Their Dango and Dorayaki are perfect for takeout. Renown sweets of Kawasaki City are also available at this shop.

Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum

This is an open air museum opened in 1967 with the purpose to preserve the 25 folk houses to the next generations. The typical Folk Houses of Eastern Japan have been relocated to this museum, and displayed with them are Water Mill and farm equipments, some designated as important cultural properties.

Traditional Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Opened in 1983, this facility preserves the fast disappearing tradition of indigo dyeing and aims to preserve it for future generations. Visitors can experience indigo dyeing with handkerchiefs.
 

The Fireplace Society

Burning the firewood in the fireplace or the oven not only directs smoke to the thatched roof, keeping it dry, but it also breathes life into the house. This volunteer group provides friendly fireplace and conversation for visitors.

 

Tour details

◆Time

13:15-16:30

◆Meeting Place

South Exit of Mukougaoka-Yuen Station(Odakyu Line)

◆Available dates

Reservation closes on 15:00,two days before the tour date(Tues,.Fri.)

  • 1/15,18,22,25,29
  • 2/1,5,8,15,19,22,26
  • 3/1,5,8,12,15,19,26,29

◆Target age group

Accompanying child younger than 6 can join the tour free of charge (there will be no drink and food provided)

◆Price

5,500 JPY(※Special Price)

◆Inclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • Snacks & Drinks

◆Notes

  • Tour organizers may use photographs taken during the tour for their advertisement. The tour itinerary may be subject to change in case of weather conditions and various circumstances of the facilities.

◆Cancellation Policy

Please notify us immediately if you have to cancel your participation.
You will be charged the cancellation fee based on the cancellation policy listed in Terms & Conditions.

  • 10-8 days prior to the day of the tour: 20% of the total tour rate
  • 7-2days prior to the day of the tour: 30% of the total tour rate
  • 1 day prior to the day of the tour: 40% of the total tour rate
  • On the day of the tour: 50% of the total tour rate
  • After the commencement of the tour or no-show: 100% of the total tour rate

 

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