Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

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Name in Japanese: 江戸東京たてもの園
Area: Koganei
Address: 3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan [map]
Phone: +81 42-388-3300 +81 42-388-3300
Access: 1.1 km from Hanakoganei Station Seibu Shinjuku Line (SS18)
1.7 km from Musashi-Koganei Station Chūō Line (Rapid) (JC15)
Hours: October - March 9:30am – 4:30pm| April - February 9:30am - 5:30pm. Closed on Mondays.
Admission: Adults: ¥400
Children: ¥200
Students: ¥320
Seniors: ¥200
Website: http://tatemonoen.jp/english/

If you prefer your museums with a healthy breeze and grass under your feet, this is one for you. The Edo Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is a collection of buildings spanning the centuries – from thatched farmhouses to modernist suburban homes. Moved and reconstructed from site across Tokyo, most buildings are from the Meiji period or later, including an elegant former politician’s home,  a public bath house, stationery shop, forms of public transport and even a police box. This is a branch of the Edo-Tokyo Museum located in Ryogoku.

If visiting on the third Saturday or Saturday of the month, admission for parents accompanied by children under the age of 18 is half price. For over 65s, the third Wednesday of the month is “Silver Day” which provides free admission.