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

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4.6/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great place. Inconvenient location, but truly, the park is worth visiting. Historical buildings, great atmosphere, fun in traditional way. Just go there. 
  • KOGANEI Park next door, occasionally has special exhibitions. Kura House korekiyo Takahashi and Western, had a baby after bath, rich and historic cafes, just using Western-style buildings. I think it takes a half-day or more and turns slowly. This is a great place to stroll slowly, focusing on the lives of people at that time. On tour, not too much up and down in the compact, so I think is relatively easy.
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  • I recently visited here for a second time, having done so some 15 years ago. I thoroughly enjoy wandering around and through the old building, but I confess to being a history buff. Although the park ...  read more »
  • Very quiet, sleepy part of Tokyo. It's an interesting display of Japanese homes and architectural styles all in one area. With the added ability to explore the buildings within limited scope. It was a shame we couldn't view the mezzanine levels on one particular house. The park leading to it is nice with an odd encounter with locals jogging and practicing their flute skills.
  • Quite far out the city but I think this is definitely worth a trip if you have time. They have several buildings from many different periods in Japanese history, which are all very interesting to see and experience. It wasn't as much of a "living museum" as I had expected from reviews, but it was still very good. There were many kindly old Japanese volunteers who explained some of the sites to me in exceptional detail, but unfortunately this is Japanese only. There is an English guidebook which should be okay for most people!
  • It is not so expensive and there a lot of content to see. There are guided tours in English that can explain about the museum.
  • Very cool place in Tokyo to learn about architect styles and their evolution in 20th century
  • It's rat free and no homeless people smelling like dooks
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