Houses were moved from their original sites to the museum grounds, and have been conserved here. They were originally built in a natural environment at the foot of Mt. Hakusan, a leading heavy snowfall zone in Japan. Information and exhibitions about history, folk culture and religion are displayed here. Important tangible folk-cultural properties, dezukuri* houses and living implements are collected, and a house called the “old Kogura house” is designated an important cultural property. Five other houses which are designated by the prefecture and the city have been preserved here.
*Dezukuri house means a house in which farmers stayed at, near their cultivated fields during the agricultural season. During the agricultural off-season, people would go back their original houses.