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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  • Delightful for any visitor and highly recommended for those interested in architecture or everyday life. The Mitsui villa and the rebuilt shopping street are utter highlights, and so is the replica of...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this brilliant museum with its notable architectural examples relocated to the one spot. All homes were furnished and good descriptions provided. Allow yourself plenty o...  more »
  • If you're truely interested in Japan and the Japanese culture you really should take the time to visit this park and museum! It's easy to walk around on your own and offers information about history f...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Friendly staff, interesting houses and buildings, only 400 yen and a sunny day. Great experience.