Hakata Machiya Folk Museum

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Hakata Machiya Folk Museum

This facility introduces culture and lifestyle of Hakata in Meiji and Taisho Periods.  The museum is located inside an old weaving workshop. The building is designated City’s Important Cultural Property.

The museum consists of exhibition hall, merchant house and gift shop. In the exhibition hall there is a corner where you can obtain the latest tourist information about Fukuoka and history corner, where you can learn about the history of Hakata. There is also a mini-theater where you can watch documentaries about Hakata and the reproduction of traditional matsuri. At the merchant’s house there is an experience corner where you can try your hand in making traditional Hakata folk crafts. Apart from Hakata textile, you can see the process of doll-making called Hakata-hariko, try making your own papier-mâché dolls and wooden products koma and magemono. Most experiences are not free and might not be available, depending on the day, so please check in advance. At the gift shop you can buy souvenirs, available only in Hakata. You can also purchase local souvenirs online.

The entrance fee is 300 yen, free for high school students. For citizens of Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, Kumamoto and Kagoshima over 65 years and handicapped people can enter for free if they have ID.


15 minutes from JR Hakata Station. 5 minutes by taxi. 5 minutes from Gion Station on Fukuoka Metro Line. Bus: take Nishitetsu Bus and get off at "Hakata-mae" station, 3 minutes.

Description: Hakata Machiya Folk Museum

Sights Hakata Machiya Folk Museum (「博多町家」ふるさと館)
Address Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka-shi, Hakata-ku, Reisen-cho 6-10
Phone / Fax Phone: 092-281-7761
Duration 1Hour(s)
Business Hours Monday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Tuesday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Wednesday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Thursday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Friday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Saturday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Sunday:10:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:30)
Closed dates Specific dates
Admission Fee Pay admission: 200yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)

Map: Hakata Machiya Folk Museum