Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum


The value of land in Tokyo has created some difficult decisions when it comes to preserving historic buildings. One way Tokyo has dealt with this issue is the construction of the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum in Koganei Park. Historic buildings on valuable plots of land were relocated and rebuilt in this museum, which contains about 30 historic building spanning a millennium of Japanese civilization. There are farmhouses, private homes and even a street that recreates Tokyo from the Showa era, including shops, restaurants and a beautiful public bathhouse. The museum is open every day except Mondays and is about 45 minutes from central Tokyo on the Chuo Line.

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