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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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Beautiful buildings and helpful friendly staff

I also combined my trip to the Ghibli museum with this and I have to say that this tops the Ghibli... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Purita M
Wonderful open-air museum!

Some staff can guide you in English. A yellow jumper is a... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
草刈清人
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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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"bath house"
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"different buildings"
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"farm houses"
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"edo tokyo"
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"japanese architecture"
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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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"shopping street"
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"bus stop"
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"english language"
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"on display"
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"remove your shoes"
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"different periods"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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。

Thank 草刈清人
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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 17 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

Thank HardeeHar
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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

Thank gjanzso
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Here is your chance to see many buildings historically from the greater Tokyo area from farm houses to local businesses. The grounds are particularly lovely in spring and fall. There is some information in English and many of the houses have guides in them to...More

Thank SJVBeijing
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We loved walking round this museum, even tho' it was cold, my boots were leaking and my poor cold bare feet were freezing looking round the buildings. Altho' the guides were very kind and let me share their heaters. The english guide who showed us...More

Thank Jaxx100
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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

4  Thank diablodancer
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shanifernando
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You buy tickets at the reception desk at the museum.
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