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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  • October 2, 2017
    It is a space or the exhibition reconstructed old good buildings in Park, so were Loveley. Because the foliage is beautiful for fall is recommended.
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  • September 28, 2017
    A vast theme park old building has been moved. Visited two adults quite enjoyed for a long time. Think warm, and in the House of straw volunteers caused fire in the hearth was smoldering in the House is like in the old days, had to cook it with deep emotion. Recently, making a fire is no municipality is kagemashita smell of the fire after a long time. Showa retro building opposite to feel new, and you can dine and enjoy one day.
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  • September 7, 2017
    The town itself was moved Save. 1 times a year just to go at night illuminated exhibition in a fantastic and great.
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  • June 24, 2017
    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.
  • March 14, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    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!
  • March 20, 2017
    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.
  • March 25, 2017
    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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