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Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

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Address: 3-7-1 Sakura-cho, Koganei 184-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 42-388-3300
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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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Step back into old Tokyo

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Taipei
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Singapore
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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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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This was the first place we visited when we were in Tokyo, and it was worth it! We just got a little lost due to language barrier but it was refreshing when we were at the park. It was amazing how they transferred the old houses to their current location. The Buddhist altar of the residence of Hachiroumen Mitsui will... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

I am living close to this place and always wondering why so less tourists are visiting this amazing outdoor architecture museum. Located a bit in the suburbs of Tokyo it is a perfect half-day escape in the greens, offers a traditional Japanese experience and is family friendly. Open from 9-5, most of the 30 houses from around 1880 were taken... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

There are about 30 buildings that demonstrate architecture and housing in Japan in last 3 centuries. It is not crowded. The visit can take 2 to 4 hours. Descriptions of buildings are in English. There is a bus from Musashi-Koganei on Chuo line (JR), everything is written in Kanji but an English poster placed on bus platform No. 2 or... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Delightful combination of traditional Japanese houses and business venue for viewing and exploring. Was there in mid May. To reach the museum entrance, it was a nice 5 mins stroll through the garden from the bus stop. Tip: Limited food available inside the museum. Suggest that you pack one of the nice delicious bento that you can eat at the... More 

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