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Hakata Machiya Folk Museum

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Address: 6-10 Reizen-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0039, Fukuoka Prefecture
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+81 92-281-7761
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Hakata Machiya Folk Museum is made of three halls, introducing the...

Hakata Machiya Folk Museum is made of three halls, introducing the lifestyle and culture reminiscent of the Meiji and TaishoPeriods.

■Exhibition Hall

The first floor exhibits Hakata's history and culture. The secound floor exhibits commercial goods used by merchants and also demostrates Hakata's traditional artisan techniques.

■Machiya Hall

This Machiya built in the mid-Meiji Period as both factory and residence of Hakata-ori weavers, was moved and restored to the present place.

■Sourvenir Shop

Hakata traditional craft and local sweets, Yamakasa goods, stationary and original books are available.


  -From JR Hakata stastion

15minute walk, 5 minutes by taxi

  -From the Airport

7 minutes on the subway to Gion Station, from there a 5minute walk

  -From Tenjin

4 minutes on the subway to Gion station, from there a 5minute walk.

Take a Nishitetsu Bus bound for Hakata Station. Get off at Canal City Hakata-mae, from there a 3minute walk.

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Nice and Small Folk Museum

This museum is not big but it has few interesting exhibitions about the old town of Hakara and video to show the various festival and hand made craft on Japanese paper mask and... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Josephine S
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Its fun to check out the free parts of this little house/atelier museum, but really not worth the ticket if you do not speak japanese just because its all in Japanese and there aren't many english translations, a shame cause it is probably really interesting actually..

Thank Narayanjot K
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

small place to know more about the place's culture. theres a part where its free entrance. but museum where theres a video being played has an entrance fee.

1 Thank cristina b
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is not big but it has few interesting exhibitions about the old town of Hakara and video to show the various festival and hand made craft on Japanese paper mask and dolls. It also have live demonstration at certain time on bento crafting unfortunately it is in Japanese. The building next to the museum has a typical Japanese... More 

1 Thank Josephine S
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

It was a damp and rainy afternoon in Fukuoka, as was most of our trip, so indoors activities were very attractive. We spent about an hour enjoying the reconstructed buildings and watching the weaving demonstration - in fact my wife was fortunate to be invited to step up and try her hand. We both learned a fair bit about how... More 

2 Thank WanderinHowie
Longview, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Watch a loom at work, pottery and more. Gift shop people know some english so you can get directions.

1 Thank Hal P
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 2 July 2016

One of the site visit during Fukuoka Walk was this Folk Museum. The guide took us there to see the folk culture of this area. We were able to observe the type of ancient housing and building wooden structures. The floor mat and coal wooden heat where people sit and warm themselves. The high ceiling to create cool air during... More 

2 Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Set up in a machiya or a traditional japanese home this little museum is worth a few minutes of your time. The weaving demonstration was quite fascinating plus there are other crafts that are interesting as well. The small shop has nice souvenirs, very well made and not so "commercialised".

1 Thank Nonnapn
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

This museum was very small but fascinating nonetheless. A woman was working the silk loom fed by punch cards to make the pattern. The space itself with raises tatami mats was also beautiful. If you happen to see huge floats being made all over town, there's a good film here too that explains it all. I only wish the museum... More 

2 Thank Ken A
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Although I wasn't expecting a major museum, I admit to being disappointed. The museum is small and focuses on what Fukuoka used to look like, festivals, and demonstrations by artisans. One was at work when I was there. Though I speak Japanese, I wasn't offered a guide to the museum so wandered around looking at the exhibits. On my way... More 

1 Thank susanmccallum
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Free to enter and only a short walk from Hakata station I found this quaint museum to be excellent. The old Hakata doll man who still takes great pride in hand making the dolls spent half an hour talking to us in Japanese and broken English despite his shift having finished just as we arrived. I found the history of... More 

1 Thank Nick J

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