[The Little World Museum of Man]
An open-air folk museum introducing clothes, food, and houses from around the world
The Little World is an open-air folk museum focusing on the various cultures and lives of people around the world. Visitors can enjoy more than 30 facilities and their interiors which have been moved from their original sites in Japan and around the world and recreated. About 6,000 ethnic items from 70 countries are displayed permanently at the exhibition room in the main building. Experiences like taking commemorative photos in various costumes (fee required) and trying various ethnic foods make visitors feel as if they have traveled all around the world in a single day. Food events are also planned with various themes, so check the latest information before visiting. The circus, musical, and ethnic dance events held in each season are also well worth seeing.
|Posted photos||Main A village in Bavaria, Germany and the moss phlox (the best season for moss phlox is April to early May)
Three photos Upper left Ethnic costume experience: Traditional Alsace costumes with a beautiful color balance of white, black and red, upper right "The town of Istanbul, Turkey", which features recreated buildings of the old town of Istanbul, lower Ethnic costume experience: Colorful dance costumes of Bali
|Address||Imai-Narusawa 90-48, Inuyama City, Aichi|
|Phone||+81-568-62-5611 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||March to November: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
December to February: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Open until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and holidays in January and February
|Holidays||A Monday to Friday (5 day) period in early July, Wednesdays and Thursdays from December to February (except for the winter vacation period), December 31st
* Some unscheduled holidays * Please check the website for details.
|Admission fee||Adults 1,700 yen
Seniors (age 65 and over) 1,300 yen
High school students and overseas students 1,100 yen
Elementary and junior high school students 700 yen
Children (age 3 and over) 300 yen
* For seniors, high school students and overseas students, please show ID at the ticket counter.
* The fee for the ethnic costume experience varies depending on the costume. * Please check the website for details.
|Access||Alight at "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen and go to "Meitetsu Bus Center", take an express bus bound for the Little World for approx. 60 minutes, and alight at "Little World"
Alight at "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen and go to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station", take the Meitetsu Inuyama Line for approx. 30 minutes, and alight at "Inuyama Station". Take the Gifu Bus bound for the Little World for approx. 20 minutes, and alight at "Little World"
updated on Mar 30, 2018
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