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." Put Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (Edo-Tokyo Tatemono-en) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Koganei online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Until the early Showa period structures from Edo period save locally built while there are cultural values become difficult, about 30 houses were built. Enjoy the fun going up during most of the buildings (number of buildings and some construction) and can feel the breath of the era. Murdered in 2.26 events, while Takahashi korekiyo residence too. Life of old Japan is rich in thought and felt. I think there are a lot of people feel nostalgic because the streetcars and bonnet are on display in an outdoor.
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  • What a great place this appeared to be. It's an open air museum in every sense of the word. A beautiful surrounding for a lot of historical building brought here to give you a good look how Japan deve...  more »
  • Building, as well as decorations mountain scenery of the circumference enjoy of that time. Events from time to time, you will enjoy a wide range of age groups to think
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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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