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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

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Address: 3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei 184-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number:
+81 42-388-3300
Today
09:30 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Dedicated to the architecture of the late Edo period, this outdoor museum...

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 stationary store.

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Cultural History through Housing

The Museum - but not a like you might think-could take hours to explore because it consists of a park in which 30 or so houses or buildings are placed. All were once lived in but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Museum - but not a like you might think-could take hours to explore because it consists of a park in which 30 or so houses or buildings are placed. All were once lived in but have been faithfully reconstructed in order to show the cultural aspects of life in Tokyo ( mainly) and surrounding area at various times in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an open air museum that looks like a duplicate of the old village from Edo era. You should spend time to visit this museum. I suggest 2-3 hours to feel the different atmosphere in the center of the busy city, Tokyo.

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A short trip from downtown and you are transported to a different time. In December we had a quiet day to stroll about the buildings and chat with the volunteers An excellent time was had.

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Thank IslandFolks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing collection of architectural pieces dating back to old farm houses from the 1700's. All have been relocated and decorated as if they were still eagerly supporting the period they came from. The little village with shops and bath house is a stand out.

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Thank Paul O
Taipei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This museum is out of the way from the organized chaos that is Tokyo in a large park by a small river. It has a welcome center with English language brochure, a museum shop and a place to get a cup of coffee. There is also a lunch place in one of the residences. There are two major sections of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

I went here as a spontaneous side trip and it was well worth it. It was quiet(weekday). The staff here are friendly. There are some staff that speak basic English (very few though) and will be more than happy to answer any questions and tell you a bit more about the buildings. This is great for a half day. And,... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Great place. Inconvenient location, but truly, the park is worth visiting. Historical buildings, great atmosphere, fun in traditional way. Just go there.

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Hiratsuka Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

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 is generally well maintained it is a large property and could use a little upkeep and fresh paint on some of the properties. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We planned 2 hours but ended up staying 5. Great for children, English text for exhibitions and reasonable price for entry. It is also next door to the national sumo arena so plan to visit both.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The farm house is the best one to understand Japanese Culture. There's a friendly guide who speaks English very well, who explained a lot of things to me, which I get to understand better of the local in the past, and how it influences the current culture. You would wanna spend about 3-4 hours there as there are a lot... More 

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