“Edo-Tokyo Tatemono En” (Open Air Architectural Museum) was built as a branch of EDO-TOKYO-Museum in 1993. It is an open-air museum which is located in Koganei Park, Koganei-shi, Tokyo, transplanting, restoring and displaying 30 buildings with high cultural value from the first half of the Edo period to the middle Showa period.
Precious buildings have been lost from Tokyo for many years due to fire, flood damage, war damage and so on. By restoration and reproduction of such a building, this facility was built to convey the culture to the next generation. “Edo-Tokyo Tatemono En” which reproduces the streets of old Tokyo and life culture is full of nostalgia. There are many sights in the park divided into the center zone, the west zone, and the east zone. If you are walking around, you will feel like a time slip in that era. You can enjoy yourself slowly while feeling yourself deeply into the history of Japan.
“Edo-Tokyo Tatemono En” has a variety of architectural style buildings with a site of about 7 hectares with good access from the city center with a 5-minute bus ride from JR Musashi Koganei Station.
“Demonstration of traditional crafts” to be held every month, “Downtown evening cool” that you can feel the scenery of the summer festival in the Showa era, etc. will be held. In addition, in “autumn leaves and lighting up of buildings” to be held in autumn leaves season, special opening of the night is performed and you can enjoy the architected lights that you can not normally see. We live in modern times where the time goes by quickly, but occasionally you should remember the distant past and experience the taste. It would be nice to miss a distant memory or to be excited about new discoveries or be enjoyed with their own values.
The “Edo-Tokyo Tatemono en” (Open Air Architectural Museum) as an annex of the Edo-Tokyo Hakubutsukan (Edo-Tokyo Museum) in Ryogoku was built in the Koganei Park. A historically worth and cultural building, which are difficult to conserve at the site as they were, removed and rebuilt them to the original state, and is opened to the public.
There are 3 zones as the east, the west, and the center on the large site, an expensive landmark architecture of the cultural value of more than 30 from the Edo era to the early days of the Showa era, are rebuilt in here. You can observe almost all of its inside.
As well as to reconstruct, to preservat, to display it, it seem to aim at succeeding as precious cultural heritage in the next era.
There are classic buildings in a line on each side of the “Shitamachi-Naka-Dori” (Shitamachi street), as if you had been wrapped with a spectacle time-slipped to a old time of Tokyo. The warmth of wooden house and the color faded outer wall is very wonderful.
You could catch a glimpse of the Japanese scene stepping back in time which we have seldom seen such a sight now. Precious modern history remains in here.
|Name:||Edo-Tokyo Tatemono En (Open Air Architectural Museum)|
|Adresse:||Sakuracho 3-7-1 Koganei, Tokyo 184-0005 Japan|
|Access:||JR Chuo-sen Line “Musashi-Koganei-eki Station” (5 minutes by bus)|
|Price:||400 yen (Adult)
320 yen (College students)
200 yen (High school and junior high school students)
Free (Primary school students and younger children)
Please refer the official web page.