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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei 184-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 42-388-3300
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Off the beaten tracks near Mitaka

Only two stations away from Ghibli Museum in Mitaka is this fabulous museum dedicated to old... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tom H
A highlight experience

A visit properly starts with the permanent exhibit, which informs about the architectural losses... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HardeeHar
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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 stationary store.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei 184-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 42-388-3300
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"bath house"
in 9 reviews
"different buildings"
in 3 reviews
"japanese architecture"
in 4 reviews
"farm houses"
in 6 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
"chuo line"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 2 reviews
"bit out of the way"
in 2 reviews
"cherry blossom viewing"
in 2 reviews
"take your time"
in 2 reviews
"bus stop"
in 2 reviews
"shopping street"
in 2 reviews
"english language"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 2 reviews
"remove your shoes"
in 4 reviews
"history buff"
in 3 reviews
"photo studio"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Only two stations away from Ghibli Museum in Mitaka is this fabulous museum dedicated to old buildings that were removed from Tokyo and transported here to be seen by the public. You can enter period properties: from old farm houses from the 6th century to...More

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit properly starts with the permanent exhibit, which informs about the architectural losses and opportunities which came with the fire of the great earthquake of 1923. It also explains features of construction and building ornamentation that are repeatedly referenced in building descriptions on the...More

Thank HardeeHar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is outside of Tokyo and its a nice place to visit. However not such an intense experience as some other places im Japan. There was a great local festival oitside while we visited which made ot micj more enjoyable tough. The restaurant just closed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here is your chance to see many buildings historically from the greater Tokyo area from farm houses to local businesses. The grounds are particularly lovely in spring and fall. There is some information in English and many of the houses have guides in them to...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We loved walking round this museum, even tho' it was cold, my boots were leaking and my poor cold bare feet were freezing looking round the buildings. Altho' the guides were very kind and let me share their heaters. The english guide who showed us...More

Thank Jaxx100
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The concept of bringing different buildings across the country of different times to one place is great. There was also different demonstrations on going in keeping with the theme of the building ( eg umbrella making at the umbrella shop, and actual fire with cute...More

1  Thank Eva R
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

I have to preface this review by saying that this is my favourite museum anywhere in the world and it is always a joy to visit. It’s never too busy and you genuinely feel as though you’re transported back to the times of the properties...More

4  Thank diablodancer
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

These are real buildings reconstructed. They are chosen carefully to show a variety of periods and architecture . You can go inside and they are often tended by wonderful volunteers who have the stoves lit and kettles steaming. There is a street of shops fully...More

Thank tony b
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

What a great place this appeared to be. It's an open air museum in every sense of the word. A beautiful surrounding for a lot of historical building brought here to give you a good look how Japan developed in the architectural sense. It is...More

Thank olafoomes
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

To be very honest, I did not expect much about this museum before I visited but I was totally wrong! Great peaceful park that comes with spacious parking lots and of course great traditional houses on display. I was very impressed by the quality of...More

1  Thank ShonWata
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shanifernando
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
You buy tickets at the reception desk at the museum.
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Rosalinda823
18 March 2017|
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Suicas work on the buses 😊
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