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1.1 km from Hanakoganei Station
1.7 km from Musashi-Koganei Station
|Address:||3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan [map]|
|Hours:||October - March 9:30am – 4:30pm| April - February 9:30am - 5:30pm. Closed on Mondays.|
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.