Hakata Machiya Furusatokan is a facility where you can experience the diverse culture of Hakata.
Inside the museum, which is a relocated townhouse from the Meiji era, the museum focuses on the life and culture of Hakata from the Meiji to Taisho eras.
The facility consists of three townhouses. It now consists of three parts: a townhouse building, a souvenir shop, and an exhibition building, which were relocated and restored in 1995, and are registered as a designated cultural property of Fukuoka City.
In the exhibition building, you can watch demonstrations of traditional crafts such as Hakata dolls by traditional craftsmen.
Along with the traditional craft demonstrations, the Hakata dialect course is also gaining in popularity. When you pick up the receiver of an old telephone, you can hear a comical conversation in the Hakata dialect. A dynamic video of Hakata Gion Yamakasa, a festival that represents Hakata, is also shown on the front screen.
At the souvenir shop, you can purchase not only Hakata's specialty products but also crafts. This is a convenient spot where you can purchase souvenirs unique to Hakata.
■ Basic information
Name: Hakata Machiya Furusatokan
Address: 6-10 Reizeicho, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Nearest station: Fukuoka Municipal Subway Gion Station (5 minutes walk)
Business hours: 10:00-18:00
Price: Admission fee 200 yen
No regular holiday
Parking: Parking available in nearby parking lots
*Please check the website for detailed information.