Walk though history at the Edo Tokyo Tatemono En

By on September 29, 2011
Walk though history at the Edo Tokyo Tatemono En

Spend a family day at the Edo Tokyo Tatemono En, an open air architectural museum, located in western Tokyo’s expansive Koganei Park.  Here you will experience a leisure walk through the ancient Japanese habitat and lifestyle – tatami mats, wooden farmhouses, old sento (public bathing lifestyle), etc. The younger generations will have a real travel-through- time experience as they navigate 200-year-old farmhouses and buildings that are beautifully preserved, and set in tranquil landscaped grounds resembling their previous natural settings.

See to appreciate the collection of interesting houses where pre-war affluent Japanese people lived. Kids are free to roam around and take pictures with ancient Japanese setting as backdrop, a souvenir of Japan that you will most likely want to keep.  Signs are in English making it easy for foreigners to navigate the whole historic trail.  Lunches are the typical soba (buckwheat noodles)  and donburi (rice bowls) so you might want to pack you own in case these do not appeal to your taste buds!

Edo-Tokyo Tatemono-En
3-7-1 Sakura-cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-000
(0423) 88-311
Closed Mon (Tues if Mon is a holiday)
Adults Y500, children Y300

Seibu Shinjuku Line: Hanakoganei Station, 5 minutes by bus from Seiyu, exit at Koganei Nishiguchi (West entrance to Koganei Park)

JR Chuo Line: Musashi Koganei, 7 minutes by taxi
Car: South of Ome Kaido, accessible by Itsukaichikaido or Koganei Kaido



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