Boso-no-Mura (“Boso Village”) is a unique open air folk museum where a variety of buildings from Edo and Meiji Period Japan have been preserved, moved, or faithfully recreated to create a life-size traditional Japanese village near Narita.
The village centerpiece is a main street with a variety of stores and other buildings, but the many-acre site also includes several farmhouses, a kabuki stage, an old schoolhouse, and a number of other buildings. It is often used as a site for filming (e.g. for samurai drama) due to its great atmosphere and period authenticity.
One of the greatest treasures of the museum, however, is not a building but the museum and its staff and volunteers’role as a storehouse of information and knowhow concerning traditional crafts and practices of Japan. Everyday a variety of hands-on experiences and classes are offered on huge variety of subjects including weaving tatami mats and straw sandals, indigo dyeing, creating traditional beads and decorative hairpins, blacksmithing, candle-making, ceramics, making senbei and soba noodles, and more. (What experiences are available varies widely depending on the day. It’s best to contact the museum ahead of time and ask.) Guests can also try on samurai armor.
9:00am – 4:30pm
*Closed on Mondays, excepting national holidays, in which case closed on the following Tuesday.
Adults: 300 yen
High School and University Students: 150 yen
Children (Jr. high and younger) and Seniors: free
As a Unique Venue
Tours and activities can be arranged as a unique experience for your conference guests or meeting clients. Please contact the CCB for more details.