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Hakata Machiya Folk Museum

6-10 Reizen-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0039, Fukuoka Prefecture
+81 92-281-7761
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Friendly staff and interesting displays in a small museum. There are spaces for artists to work and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BetsyHK
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Hong Kong
Touristy but fun

These group of homes provide fun information about the Hakata area Fukuoka. The museum provides an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aimee M
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Wuxi, China
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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. □Access -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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6-10 Reizen-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka 812-0039, Fukuoka Prefecture
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+81 92-281-7761
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and interesting displays in a small museum. There are spaces for artists to work and answer questions from visitors. We learned a lot about Fukuokan traditions and festivals. Limited English displays, but there are enough.

Thank BetsyHK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These group of homes provide fun information about the Hakata area Fukuoka. The museum provides an opportunity to see the work of local artisans on the second floor and the gift shop has a nice combination of historic reproductions and new art work.

1  Thank Aimee M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Small place, some history and some display. If you are around the area, just hop in. It is diagonally from the handicraft museum and the Kushida Shrine.

Thank tengkin
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We were able to walk to the museum from the Forza Hotel - a bit of a hike but we mixed with the locals on the way which made an interesting walk, No smoking on the streets which was fantastic. In the museum they have...More

1  Thank RhonddaMc
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Nothing special about this museum. It is interesting, but one can find similar displays of traditional art in many countries. It is just next door to the beautiful Kushida Shrine, so you don't need to go out of the way to get here.

Thank Lam N
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We believe this to be a two part experience. We went into an old style old home industry building with much wooden structure and high ceiling. On a platform a huge ancient silk weaving loom is positioned. We were lucky enough to see a craftsman...More

Thank marshfish
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...More

Thank Narayanjot K
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 Mytravelstoday
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...More

1  Thank Josephine S
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...More

2  Thank WanderinHowie
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