Fukushima City Minka-en is a collection of traditional homes, inns, restaurants, and a historic theater, set in natural surrounds that recreate their original settings. The structures were originally built in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries and are mostly from the northern region of Fukushima.
One of the farmhouses in the collection, the Former House of the Ono Family, highlights the important role the silk industry played in the development of Fukushima City. The 130-year old Former Hiroseza Theater is one of the oldest remaining theaters of its type in Japan, and is still used today for Rakugo and other traditional performances. It has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property.
Many seasonal events are held through-out the year where you can participate in traditional activities such as making mochi (rice cakes), rice planting and harvesting, weaving demonstrations, and making seasonal decorations like kadomatsu or dango-sashi.
||9:00 am ~ 4:30 pm
||Tuesdays (Open on Tuesday public holidays, closed on the following Wednesday)
Access from Fukushima Station
||Sabara keiyu Shiki no Sato (佐原経由四季の里)
||East Exit Bus Stop No. 7
||28 min (+4 min walk)
・Azuma Sports Park (1.0 km)
・Shiki no Sato (3.3 km)
・St. Anna’s Garden (4.5 km)
・Tsuchiyu Onsen (5.4 km)
・Minka-en Homepage (English)
・Fukushima Travel (English)
・Minka-en Homepage (Japanese)
・Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association (Japanese)