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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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The concept of bringing different buildings across the country of different times to one place is... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Eva R
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My favourite museum in the world

I have to preface this review by saying that this is my favourite museum anywhere in the world and... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
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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 good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei 184-0005, Tokyo Prefecture
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"bath house"
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"different buildings"
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"japanese architecture"
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"train and bus"
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"couple of hours"
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"chuo line"
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"sunny day"
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"bit out of the way"
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"cherry blossom viewing"
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"take your time"
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"shopping street"
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"english language"
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"on display"
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"remove your shoes"
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"public bath"
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"large park"
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Reviewed 16 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 7 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

2  Thank diablodancer
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Reviewed 6 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

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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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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I had seen various houses while traveling in Japan & really wanted to see how they were used both today and historically. This museum has three distinct areas - old farmhouses from 1600’s onwards laid out as they would have been used historically, a collection...More

Thank BridgetSarah
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wife and I walked the park and the Open Air museum in Oct 2016 on a brisk but sunny day. We took the train from Shinjuku on the Chuo line then walked the path described in the Sumiko Enbutsu's and Mimi Le Bourgeois's, "Water Walks...More

1  Thank Pohaku
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This was definitely a hidden gem of an experience. I actually visited the open air museum for a Masters dissertation to look at a single building but ended up spending a good couple of hours walking around and looking at all the old buildings. Many...More

Thank Annabelle M
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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

2  Thank Zaropans
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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

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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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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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