Tokorozawa Aviation Museum

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Name in Japanese: 所沢航空発祥記念館
Area: Tokorozawa
Address: 1-13 Namiki, Tokorozawa-shi, Saitama-ken [map]
Phone: 04-2996-2225 04-2996-2225
Access: 0.6 km from Kōkū-kōen Station Seibu Shinjuku Line (SS23)
1.3 km from Tokorozawa Station Seibu Shinjuku Line (SS22)Seibu Ikebukuro Line (S117)
Hours: 9:30am to 5pm, closed Mondays
Admission: Adults: ¥510
Children: ¥100
Website: http://tam-web.jsf.or.jp/

On the site of Tokrozawa Airfield — Japan’s first airfield opened in 1911 — the area has now been renamed to Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park. The museum has a wide range of exhibits including various replicas of early Japanese aircraft.

The closest station is Koku-koen on the Seibu Shinjuku Line, which has a YS-11 — a Japanese made passenger plane — on display outside the station.

The main museum and the large movie theatre have separate admission for ¥510 and ¥620 respectively. Alternatively, you can get a combined ticket for ¥820.