Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Kanto / Tokyo Prefecture / Koganei / Museums / Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (Edo-Tokyo Tatemono-en)
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.
Create a full Koganei itinerary
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Plan your trip to Koganei
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Plans in Tokyo Prefecture by other users
13 days in Japan & Taipei BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Japan BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Asia, South Pacific, United States & Canada BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM ITALY December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Tokyo Prefecture BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Tokyo BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Great place. Inconvenient location, but truly, the park is worth visiting. Historical buildings, great atmosphere, fun in traditional way. Just go there.
小金井公園の隣、時々特別展などをしています。 洋館や高橋是清の家、子宝湯、お金持ちの蔵や歴史的な建物もあり、洋館をそのまま使ってお茶を飲める建物もあります。 ゆっくり回ると半日以上はかかると思います。 当時の方の暮らしに思いを馳せ、ゆっくりと散策するのにいいところです。 中のアップダウンはあまりなくてコンパクトにまとまっているので、見学するには比較的楽だと思います。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.View original
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 ... more »
Great museum, with very well preserved old buildings and interiors. Very interesting glimpse into the past way of living in Tokyo. Most buildings can be enteres, once u take off your shoes. It's located in a park with lots of trees, so it's very peaceful and easy to stay in the shadows on a hot summer day. It's neither very busy nor empty. (Almost?) everything is accessible by wheelchair.
A good place to explore and learn about more recent (19-20th centuries) Japanese architecture. You can go inside most of the houses & shops see the interiors. To go into every single one would probably take 3 hours. The park is a few bus stops north from the train station; there are signs guiding tourists near the bus stops.
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.
As far as the idea of a museum go, this one stretches it really far out, but in a good way. There's an obvious privilege in collecting actual live sized buildings and locating them all within a single street. The effect is great and super uncanny. This is a must visit when in Tokyo.
Extremely interesting architectural open air museum. An absolute must see if you visit Tokyo. It's not only a nice park, you can also go inside the buildings which are really unique and fascinating to look at.
Best things to do in Koganei
Visit for: 1h 30m
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
Visit for: 1h
Visit for: 1h 30m
Visit for: 1h 30m
Visit for: 3h 30m
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Visit for: 1h
Kid Friendly Attractions©©©
Visit for: 2h 30m
Visit for: 2h
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan
Visit for: 2h 30m
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.