Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (Edo-Tokyo Tatemono-en), Koganei

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Wander the green fields of Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (Edo-Tokyo Tatemono-en), 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." Plan your visit to Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (Edo-Tokyo Tatemono-en) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Koganei itinerary builder.
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  • Visiting for the first time. And State well preserved architecture varied from farmers, wealthy merchant, hatago, Western-style buildings, shops, this is wonderful. Whenever the double-breasted blue happi coat, your senior volunteer guides in many buildings from one several people placed and excessive talk to me, each time before stared it cannot look, to be honest, I'm tired. Was free so is shame. Blue happi tatemono-en ambiance fit at all is bad.
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  • Visited in fact inspired by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli, but better than that old buildings have been, quite satisfied with. KOGANEI came for the first time, but time is also unlike downtown, comfortable.
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  • In Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi Hayao Miyazaki is used as image throughout your favorite movie here? Edo to collect tangible cultural property to the Showa building, House Park. How buildings look tired. See the building while listening to explanations of how of volunteers and also very fun! Throughout the day over a closer look at all the buildings around. At that time thought not prominence.
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  • Very good place to spend a day outdoor and discover ancient or modern pieces of architecture. Everything is not typical Japanese, but the Western style houses are very interesting to visit as well. An occasion to see what a traditionnal "sento" or an ancient farmer's house look like inside. Better choose a day when the weather is not too bad. From close stations, it's a little walk, but there are some buses you can ride.
  • I love history and learning about a country's history through visiting the old homes and business buildings it had. It's a really great museum. We went on a Friday where they had an older man painting people's portraits for free. It was really fun to get this done and he was so sweet, though we could not communicate much.
  • It almost feels like being back in the Edo era! We really appreciate how well the buildings are preserved and it was a great experience getting to know more about how buildings were traditionally built and constructed in the past. So glad we got to visit the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum!
  • Be sure to wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off, because you can go inside all the buildings and get a real sense of what various kinds of buildings were like in different time periods.
  • I have the happy feeling when I walk with my family in a beautiful place. They can play and run without worry about safety.

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