The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is an open air museum in the western suburbs of Tokyo, which exhibits a range of historic buildings from the Tokyo area. The buildings were relocated or reconstructed here in order to preserve a chapter of architectural history, which has been almost completely lost in fires, earthquakes, wars and city redevelopment.
Most of the buildings exhibited are from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) or more recent times, and include among others, a politician’s elegant former residence, a farm house, a public bathhouse, various shops and a police box. The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is a branch museum of the superb Edo-Tokyo Museum in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district.
Get There and Around
The open air museum is located in the western part of Koganei Park, Koganei City, 25 minutes west of Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station by train. From Shinjuku, take either the Seibu Shinjuku Line to Hana-Koganei Station (270 yen) or JR Chuo Line to Musashi-Koganei Station (310 yen). From either station, the park is a 5-10 minute bus ride or 15-30 minute walk.
Hours and Fees
Admission ends 30 minutes before closing