Shitamachi Evening Cool

Summer fun at the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Venue: Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum When: Early Aug 2024

The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum is a captivating outdoor venue which showcases preserved and relocated buildings from the Edo to early Showa periods. A special event at the museum in early August allows patrons to explore the grounds after dark, providing a truly unique experience.

Shitamachi Evening Cool has been running for almost 20 years now, and the museum's Shitamachi Nakadori street is set to be illuminated with lanterns and lights from the buildings. There will also be other fun activities including a children's mikoshi (portable shrine) parade, carnival style games, and mist areas set up for some additional cooling properties!

The evening event runs from 4pm until 8.30pm (last admissions at 8pm), but the museum opens daily from 9.30am.

Getting there

The Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum can be accessed in 5 minutes by bus from the north exit of Musashi-Koganei Station. From bus stop #2, take either bus 武12 (to Higashi-Kurume Eki, Onari-bashi keiyu) or 武13 (to Kiyose Eki Minamiguchi) and alight at the stop for Koganei-Koen Nishiguchi. The museum is approximately 5 minutes on foot from there.

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