Matsumoto Folkcraft Museum was established in 1962 by a Matsumoto's craft researcher Muneyoshi Yanagi to exhibit his collection of folkcrafts.
Then, the museum became the Matsumoto City's facility in 1983.
The museum exhibits a wide variety of folkcrafts, such as furniture, ceramics, fabrics, and glassware.
The museum's traditional earthen-wall building fashioned in the classic "Namako-kabe", or the black and white geometric design wall, as well as its Japanese garden are also worth seeing.
- 9:00 - 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing
- Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
Access / Public Transport
- 15 minutes from Matsumoto Bus Terminal by the bus bound for Utsukushigahara Onsen. Get off at Koganei Mingeikan-iriguchi Bus stop.