Boso no Mura (房総のむら, Bōso no mura, "Boso Village") is an open air museum that aims to expose its visitors to the traditional local lifestyle and crafts of the Boso Region, which is an old name for the area that roughly corresponds to current Chiba Prefecture. It reproduces a typical local village of the Edo Period (1603-1867), complete with merchant houses, workshops and farms.
At the various craft workshops in the village, visitors can participate in traditional papermaking, blacksmithing and the tea ceremony or try on a Japanese armor. Hands on activities on the farms depend on the season and include crop harvesting and bamboo craft making. Four festivals are held during the year, one in each season.
A public park with dozens of burial mounds (kofun) from the Kofun Period (300-538 AD) surrounds the Boso no Mura open air museum. Some artifacts excavated around Chiba Prefecture are displayed at the Fudoki-no-oka Shiryokan, an archaeological museum found nearby.
Next to the archaeological museum there are also a few reconstructed pit houses from the Jomon Period (13000-300 BC), while three more reconstructed historical buildings, two residences from the Edo Period and a school from the Meiji Period, are found elsewhere in the park.
Travel between Boso no Mura and Narita Airport requires a transfer at Narita Station.
From Narita Station, take a Chiba Kotsu bus bound for Ryukakujidai-Shako and get off at the Ryukakujidai-Ni-Chome bus stop (20 minutes, 400 yen, 2-3 buses per hour), from where the Boso no Mura can be reached in a ten minute walk.
Alternatively, take the JR Narita Line from Narita Station to Ajiki Station (10 minutes, 200 yen, two trains per hour) and take a Chiba Kotsu bus bound for Ryukakujidai-Shako. Get off at the Boso no Mura (10 minutes, 220 yen, 1-2 buses per hour) bus stop in front of the open air museum.
December 25 to January 1 and a small number of irregular closing days.