Minegishi Watermill

This watermill, called ‘Shin Guruma’, constitutes a rice- and flour-milling plant that operated from about 1808 to 1968. In this plant, machinery including a watermill (4.6 m in diameter), mills for rice and flour milling, a planar sifting machine, an elevator and wooden-toothed gears are preserved as a system just as they were in use at that time. You can see with your own eyes the masterly artisan skills shown in the wooden machinery from the end of the Edo Era to the Taisho Era, rural factory systems, as well as how people lived at the watermill, along with a farmhouse built adjacent to the mill. There are a variety of preservation and succession activities for the watermill, including explanation activities by citizens and comprehensive study programs for children.

On exhibition
(Reservation required for groups of 10 persons or more)

Water Mill Farmhouse at Nogawa River, Musashino area

On exhibition:
10:00-17:00 (April to October) 10:00-16:00 (November to March)
Admission fee:
200 yen (Free for junior high schoolers or younger)(Common ticket with Oosawa no Sato Historic Farmhouse)
Days closed:
Tuesdays(the following day if falling on a holiday), year-end/New Yearʼs holidays (Dec. 28–Jan. 4)
6-10-15 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-0015
+81-422-29-9862 ( Lifelong Learning Promotion Sec., Mitaka City)
URL: Japanese)
5 mins. on foot from Ryugenji Bus Stop (for Asahi-cho-sancho-me or Kuruma-gaeshi Danchi to Ryusenji Bus Stop from Mitaka Sta., JR Chuo Line)

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