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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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Highly recommended

Delightful for any visitor and highly recommended for those interested in architecture or everyday... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Brussels, Belgium
Fascinating historical view of Japanese architecture

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this brilliant museum with its notable architectural examples... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei 184-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 42-388-3300
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

Delightful for any visitor and highly recommended for those interested in architecture or everyday life. The Mitsui villa and the rebuilt shopping street are utter highlights, and so is the replica of the onsen bathing house. The Mitsui villa is both zen and fancy and...More

Thank Zaropans
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this brilliant museum with its notable architectural examples relocated to the one spot. All homes were furnished and good descriptions provided. Allow yourself plenty of time to savour the experience offered by this glimpse into the recent past of a range...More

Thank kb_3095
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you're truely interested in Japan and the Japanese culture you really should take the time to visit this park and museum! It's easy to walk around on your own and offers information about history from different eras. A bit out of the way but...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The open air museum was very interesting and catered for English language well with the information etc in both languages. Easy enough to get to and very reasonably priced, but by the time you're done you'll be "buildinged" out! The better exhibits had furniture and...More

1  Thank Individual_11
Reviewed 9 January 2017 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...More

2  Thank BarbaraNorthcott
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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.

Thank Andreas J
Reviewed 21 December 2016 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.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 20 December 2016 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.

Thank Paul O
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...More

2  Thank Tasprof
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...More

Thank Otaku_12
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17 August 2017|
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
You buy tickets at the reception desk at the museum.
18 March 2017|
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Response from Sandra H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Suicas work on the buses 😊