Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Koganei

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Wander the green fields of Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, peppered with a range of historic structures that give a sense of traditional Japanese design. Over the years, Tokyo has lost many prized examples of its idiosyncratic architectural accomplishments to cataclysms, but across this 7 hectare (17 acre) park you'll have the chance to inspect some of these historic building styles in detail, inside and out. The variety of buildings salvaged and relocated from the city includes everything from upper-class homes, pre-war shops, and public baths to Western-style buildings of the Meiji period. Notably, this evocative and comprehensive museum provided visionary animation director Hayao Miyazaki with inspiration while working on his masterpiece "Spirited Away." Put Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Koganei online trip itinerary planner .
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  • After a long time, and the second call. I think quite a 15 minutes walk from JR Musashi-KOGANEI station walk is partly good?. Admission is adults 400 Yen. In the Park, Meiji-an extraordinary feeling nostalgic, evokes the enters building shops and public houses in the early Showa period, the Grandma in the country was like and you can feel the freshness. Like insta Sheen filming to take up photography, flash photography, and commercial photography, Tripod stands, such as NG, although the location is not I think. Seems to be not boring the kids see what you can't see now cannot be touched in the exhibit because of corruption concerns, but, also, because room just what I think.
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  • It is a park you can experience the historic building located inside KOGANEI Park. Highlights of an old train and public baths. Yard is great condition. Place in the building, so very good to date is recommended.
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  • The concept of bringing different buildings across the country of different times to one place is great. There was also different demonstrations on going in keeping with the theme of the building ( eg...  more »
  • Visiting this open air museum was a great experience! In these museum you can see evolution of Japan''s architecture along the centuries as well as some famous houses from historical characters. Unfortunately I went there with tight time so I couldn't stay long enough to take long time and visit it with the calm it deserves. I'm pretty sure I will return in my next trip to my beloved Japan. So impressed and pleased. Thank you!
  • Beautiful buildings, a good amount of English. You can easily spend an entire day here. It inspired Miyazaki, if you have seen Spirited Away you will recognise some things. You can go inside many buildings so westerners should remember to take shoes they can take off and put on easily.
  • It takes you to a trip back in time. Highly recommended day trip most especially for architecture buffs.
  • Great place for photo shooting. There are western and classic Japanese houses in the museum. A lot of stories back in pre- and post- world wars periods. What I liked most was the little police station as I never know there is a sleeping bed area inside! The exhibition for the famous architecture is worth of browsing through.
  • A bit out of the way, but a quiet oasis in Tokyo, with buildings spanning several hundred years of Japanese history. A great place for those with an interest in history, architecture ir, alternately, in need of a bit of peace and quiet.

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