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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

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Dedicated to the architecture of the late Edo period, this outdoor museum showcases historic buildings, including 200-year-old farmhouses and specialty shops filled with reproduction products, such as a soy sauce shop, Japanese umbrella shop, and...more
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3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei 184-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 42-388-3300
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love this place! You can see a wide range of architectural styles from different time periods in Japan! Some of the homes are so beautiful!! It’s also relaxing to walk from building to building. At certain times you can also enjoy tea in a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is a great day out, not a main tourist place which means it is leisurely. There is plenty of information and many buildings to see, all have been relocated from around the Tokyo area. They are genuinely authentic accept for some neccessary restorations. Some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 952cris
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We went here as part of a tour, and while we saw a good chunk of it I would have loved to see more. Not only are the buildings beautifully restored but filled with artifacts and props that make you feel like you have stepped...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 3marisac
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Plan to stay the whole day. After 4 years living in Tokyo and having travelled a lot, this is a must see on a first visit. There are a wide variety of buildings to see and as other writers have noted, there is a lot...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank matthew g
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I had been wanting to visit this museum since my Tokyo photography group did a photo shoot here in February; it was well worth the wait! Similar to Meiji Mura in Nagoya, The Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum has collected and preserved various buildings from around...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I found this museum via a tourist guide at my hotel & was really surprised that it doesn’t feature higher on trip advisor as a day trip from Tokyo. I got the JR train & then a bus from the station (they announce the stop...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Amy M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

There is ample parking for a normal fee at this venue. Once you park you will walk through a very nice wooded park area. This is a favorite place for families to enjoy a picnic lunch on a blanket, flying kites and just napping in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Prepcook
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I also combined my trip to the Ghibli museum with this and I have to say that this tops the Ghibli museum. I loved going inside the old buildings and the staff were very helpful to point out that some scenes from Spirited Away were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PuritaM1
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Some staff can guide you in English. A yellow jumper is a mark. 下町、山の手、多摩と東京の近代の建物や暮らしを理解できる。 英語が出来るガイドも🎵黄色のジャンパーが目印です。

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This destination was included on the Tour of the Ghibli Museum we took on our first day in Tokyo. What a surprise. When we read the itinerary we initially thought it would be quite boring, but it was fascinating. Buildings from different periods of Edo-Tokyo....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
You buy tickets at the reception desk at the museum.
17 August 2017|
Response from NorthStar808475 | Reviewed this property |
at the museum!
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