Winter at the Edo Tokyo Architectural Museum

Architectural museum inside Koganei Park

By Ben Beechey    - 1 min read

The Edo Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum (江戸東京たてもの園 - Edo Tokyo Tatemono-en) is an open-air museum of historic Japanese buildings in Koganei, in the western suburbs of Tokyo.

The park includes many buildings from ordinary middle class Japanese family homes to the homes of the wealthy and powerful. It also has a public bathhouse, various shops and a police box from times gone by.

The park is also famous as the model of the world in Hayao Miyazaki ‘s film “Spirited Away”. It is said that Miyazaki often visited here during the creation of the film for inspiration.

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I moved to Japan in late 2007 and lived in the beautiful mountainous setting of Nagano-ken for two very fun years. Although the scenery in Nagano was stunning and the snowboarding conditions second to none, I decided to try life in the fast lane and moved to Tokyo in 2009. I have been in Tokyo since, and am currently based in Nakano-ku. Living in Tokyo fascinates me on a daily basis, there are so many interesting people to meet, places to discover and adventures to be had. My passion is photography, both analogue and digital and I also enjoy snowboarding, cycling and traveling in my spare time. If you'd like to see some of my photographic work, feel free to check it out at: Thanks for stopping by today!