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In an article last May 10 introducing the many attractions of Tokyo’s neighbor Kawasaki, this writer made a brief reference to the Nihon Minkaen (The Japan Open-Air Folk House Museum) in Tama Ward.

This sprawling outdoor facility, operated by the city of Kawasaki, features 25 traditional farmhouses and other historic buildings brought from all over the nation, which provide a fascinating, educational time-travel experience in clean, tranquil and totally uncommercialized surroundings.

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