Tokorozawa Aviation Museum, Tokorozawa

The Tokorozawa Aviation Museum is a museum located in the city of Tokorozawa, Saitama dedicated to the history of aviation in Japan. It contains aircraft and other displays (many of which are interactive) and an IMAX theatre. Located on the site of Japan's first airfield which started operations in 1911 with a flight by Yoshitoshi Tokugawa, the original single runway is still visible and has been incorporated into a larger multifunction park adjacent to the museum. It is located in the Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park.
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  • This modern museum can be easily reached by train from the Tokyo region. It seems to be not much known by locals, at least my hosts had no idea of its existence. The exhibit is nicely arranged, early ...  more »
  • There are very few aviation museums in Japan so this is the best. On the site of the original Tokyo airport was taken over by the Americans post-WW2. A glimpse into the excellent work of some of the J...  more »
  • In addition to learn the history of Japan's first airfield, Tokorozawa airfield, real planes and helicopters and replica exhibition is the age of the aircraft is undeniable.
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  • Great family place, we love it. The Farmers Cafe is a little expensive, but good for a quick bite. Everything else is fantastic!
  • The Aviation Museum at Kokukoen Park has several older planes and helicopters which kids and adults can board as well as sit in the cockpits. It's not a bad way to get a feel for what sitting in these vehicles would be like, but is probably more fun for the kids and is especially popular for posing for pictures (there are even kid-sized pilot and aviator costumes for the kids to wear while taking shots). There are also several exhibits on flight and aerodynamics (Japanese only), and for a little extra money you can watch a brief, unrelated 40-min CG movie. Just outside the museum are displays of older planes, a large picnic area, and usually lots of hobbyists flying kites, gliders, and more.
  • Very great place for viewing and studying aviation technologies. Also some nice aviation related exhibits.
  • Great place... A small but beautiful collection with plenty of interactive displays and simulators. Fantastic IMAX add on cinema too. Well worth it. A long trip though, make plenty of time.
  • Awesome place to visit. Contains an amazing amount of History and science, however it is not the actually on the Airfield used by the Japanese empire in World War II

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