History come alive! Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum


I am sometimes visiting this museum and always wondering why so fewer tourists are visiting this amazing open-air museum.

Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum located in Koganeipark on the west side of Tokyo.

Koganei Park is famous for its cherry blossoms. people come to see the cherries in the spring and colored leaves in the fall.

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Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum is very interesting. It looks like a duplicate of the old village from Edo period. It has beautiful historical houses on display and you can see how Japan developed.

The museum is divided up into three area and visiting all the buildings will take about half a day.

Each building has information in English and Some of the Japanese guides speak English.

2001 Japanese animated fantasy film, “Spirited Away” is a  written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli. Hayao Miyazaki used the Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum as inspiration for Spirited Away.

If you watch this anime “Spirited Away”, you’ll enjoy more and more.

This is definitely a hidden gem of an experience in Tokyo.

It worth to visit!


Admission Fee

One person Group(20 or more)
Adults 400yen 320yen
65 years old or elder 200yen 160yen
College Students 320yen 250yen
High School and Junior High School students (Outside of Tokyo) 200yen 160yen
Junior high school students(in Tokyo)Primary school students and younger children Free Free





JR “Musashi-Koganei” Station

5 minutes by bus from North Exit 


Bus Stop 2 武12 Higashi-Kurume station West Gate via Onari-bashi / 武13 Kiyose station South Gate 

Bus Stop 3 武21 Higashi-kurume station West Gate via Kinjo high school / 武15 Takiyama service office


Get off 「In front of Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum」from Bus Stop 4(Kanto Bus) and 3minutes walk.


For more detail




3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo


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