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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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Some history of Hakata

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.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 people demonstrating some of the old handicrafts - very interesting. If you have young kids... More 

1 Thank RhonddaMc
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 working at it on the day we visited. We enjoyed the compact garden.

Thank marshfish
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

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