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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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More than Architecture - Best Cherry Blossom Viewing in Tokyo

Plan to stay the whole day. After 4 years living in Tokyo and having travelled a lot, this is a... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
matthew g
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Koganei, Japan
Outstanding museum with a great deal of English support!!

I had been wanting to visit this museum since my Tokyo photography group did a photo shoot here in... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Bundtlust
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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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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 good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei 184-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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"different buildings"
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"farm houses"
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"edo tokyo"
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"english language"
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"bit out of the way"
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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

Thank matthew g
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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

Thank Bundtlust
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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

Thank Amy M
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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

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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

Thank Purita M
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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。

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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

Thank cmaryr
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

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 5 April 2018 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

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 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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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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shanifernando
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Response from 草刈清人 | Reviewed this property |
at the museum!
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