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Edo-Tokyo Open air Architectural Museum

Yumi I.

5.00(19) reviews
5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

This museum is located in the Koganei Park, an enormous 79 hectares , including groves of trees, a cherry tree garden, children's field, Japanese archery range, SL steam locomotive display,etc. This museum was established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government aiming to relocate, reconstruct, preserve, and exhibit historical buildings of treat cultural value.

Meeting Point

Seibu Shinjuku Station or Shinjuku station, at your hotel in Shinjuku area

Koganei Park

Restored buildings and scenes of classic daily life

Ending Point

Seibu Shinjuku Station or Shinjuku station

What to Expect

In the season of cherry blossoms, so many people come and enjoy Hanami [cherry blossom viewing party] in the Koganei Park. At that season, you will enjoy Cherry blossoms and this museum.

You will see how Japanese people did daily life between early part of Edo period [around 17-18 century] and post-World War II period.

At the museum shop, you will find unique novelties and original museum goods which is good for a souvenir.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick up in Shinjyuku area only.

What‘s not included

Admission: (you and guide) Adults 400 yen/ a person

Transportation fee:(you and guide)

JR Line: from Shinjuku to Musasi-Koganei 310 yen (one way)

Seibu line: from Seibu Shinjuku to Hanakoganei 270 yen (one way)

Local bus: 220 yen/a person

Important Information

available until 18:00.

I can guide you in Kawagoe, Hakone, Kamakura if you pay my transportation fee.

This museum is closed on Monday [When Monday is a national holiday, closed on the following day]

I recommend to take Seibu line to Hanakoganei station because we can walk to the park in 20 minutes.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Steven P.

Nov 15, 2022

Absolutely fantastic Guide

Yumi-san was such a wonderful welcome back to Japan after so long. She went the extra mile in contacting key locations to ensure that we got the most of our time together exploring Tokyo and was always so friendly. Cannot recommend her enough ありがとうございます!

Yumi I.

Steven san, Thank you so much for your review. I really enjoyed talking and shopping with you. You know a lot of Japanese things and shops etc., in Tokyo and understand Japanese, so I was really surprised at your knowledge. I wish you and your wife and boy would be back in Tokyo when your boy is 5 years old for the celebration of 753. This time was not enough time, so please come back again to enjoy traveling around many places in Japan. Thank you again. Yumi


Sanjay D.

Oct 18, 2022

Excellent 2 hour tour of Shinjuku to start our holiday

I would like to thank Yumi for being an excellent guide. She was very communicative prior to the tour to ensure we were focusing on the right experiences. It was a quick 2 hour tour but we covered a lot of ground and saw many different aspects of the Shinjuku area ranging from the old to the new. Yumi made a strong personal connection and I strongly recommend her for your next tour.

Yumi I.

Sanjay san, Thank you so much for your review. Our tour day is the first day of your arrival, so you and your cute daughter woke up early without sound sleep, but you walked a long way without fatigue. I enjoyed talking with you and your smart girl. Did she enjoy Harajuku and Sanrio land? Did you have wonderful and amazing memories? Shinjuku is a city with many faces, and although we were not able to experience the deep Shinjuku at night, I hope you will enjoy a different Shinjuku next time. I had a lot of fun by communicating with the two of you even in the short time we had together, and I learned a lot from you. It was really fun! Please come to Tokyo again with your family. I’m looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Yumi


Penny R.

Sep 12, 2019

One Day Tokyo Tour

I booked Yumi for my first day in Tokyo to show me around and to help me learn the subway system. Yumi responded very quickly to my enquiry and after finding out which places I was interested in visiting, she came up with a plan for our day together. She met me at my hotel and we spent the day exploring Tokyo by train and on foot. At the end of our tour she returned me to my hotel and gave me brochures and maps so that I could continue exploring the city by myself during the following two days that I was there. I really enjoyed my day with Yumi, she was very friendly, extremely helpful and it felt like I was being shown around the city by a friend. I would highly recommend Yumi as a guide.

Yumi I.

Penny san, Thank you so much for your excellent review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Tokyo. In Tokyo, transportation network is very complicated, so I wanted you to learn how to use the convenient network in Tokyo and enjoy staying in Tokyo. I'm so happy it seems to have worked and as well that you remember all the time we shared. I also enjoy the tour with you to talk about many things. Thank you so much and please come again with your family. Yumi


Klara K.

May 17, 2019

Wonderful guide!!!!

Yumi was absolutely wonderful in every way! Very knowledgable, accommodating, helpful. I had the best day with her and saw so many placed!!!

Yumi I.

Klara san, Thank you for your wonderful review ! you are a professional traveler, having lots of curiosities and strong desire to enjoy staying in Tokyo and other places in Japan. I was very surprised with your organization and gathering information and booking many exciting things. I enjoyed very much sharing the time with you. I wish you would make a lot of amazing "WOW" memories in Japan in the rest of your staying in Japan. Arigato!! Yumi

$132/ per group

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