1. 江戸東京たてもの園
    Photo: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
  2. 江戸東京たてもの園
    Photo: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
  3. 江戸東京たてもの園
    Photo: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
  4. 江戸東京たてもの園
    Photo: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
  5. 江戸東京たてもの園
    Photo: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum
  • Museums
  • Koganei

Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum

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Time Out says

Tokyo’s facade may be in a never-ending cycle of renewal, but its architectural heritage is well preserved in an unexpectedly rich hoard of buildings at this picturesque branch of the Edo-Tokyo Museum. As well as swanky private residences and quaint old town shops, there’s a host of one-offs, such as an ornate bathhouse and a mausoleum built for a shogun’s wife. Even the visitors’ centre once served as a ceremonial pavilion in front of the Imperial Palace. Be prepared for lots of slipping in and out of shoes if you want to visit the interiors.

Details

Address
3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei-shi
Tokyo
Transport:
Musashi-Koganei Station (Chuo line), north exit then any bus from bus stops 2 or 3 to Koganei Koen Nishiguchi
Price:
¥400, university students ¥320, junior high and high school students ¥200, free for younger children and junior high and high school students who live or attend school in Tokyo
Opening hours:
Apr-Sep 9.30am-5.30pm (last entry 5pm), Oct-Mar 9.30am-4.30pm, closed Mon (Tue if Mon is hols)

What’s on

Downtown Summer Evening at Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is staying open until 8.30pm for just two days on August 3 and 4. You’ll get to experience a Showa-style summer festival at this nostalgic attraction filled with historical and heritage buildings.  Kids can expect fun games like target shooting and rubber duck fishing, as well as a dedicated mikoshi (portable shrine) parade for them to participate in on both days at 6pm. Adults, on the other hand, would enjoy the 15-minute Awa Odori dance performances put on by the Koganei Awa Odori Promotion Council, happening at the main entrance plaza every half-hour from 5pm to 6.30pm. There will also be demonstrations on the making of Edo Kiriko glass on both days from 4pm to 8pm. Parts of the museum grounds will be lit up, with a few of the buildings operating as shops selling drinks, retro stationery and flowers. You'll also find plenty of food trucks to keep you satiated throughout the night, including a dagashi vendor offering old-school Japanese snacks.

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