Hello everyone! Sorry for the long hiatus. I found first and second semester in Master were quite hectic. First semester: adaptation, new language, and actually trying to feed myself. Second semester: Covid-19, online class, and still trying to feed myself but now with healthier food. This is a strange time and I’m sure that everyone is affected by this situation. I hope you guys are healthy and doing fine wherever you are. ><
Today I’m gonna recount my experience visiting Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. I visited this museum last January and I think this museum has not gotten enough exposure among overseas tourists despite the lovely architecture. This museum is located in the western part of Tokyo, specifically in Koganei, Tokyo. It’s open from 9:30 to 17:30 (or 16:30 for colder months, October to March). Admission to the museum costs 400 yen, but there are special days you can get in for free such as during New Year holiday (just like us!).
If you think that this museum is similar to any other museum, you’re in for a treat because the museum is an open air one (… just like its name)! The area includes historical buildings such as public bathhouse, residential houses of important figures, and common shops found during Edo era. I think the museum is a good trip back in time as we could freely enter most of the buildings and imagine the lives of people who used to live in similar houses in the past.
Before we reached the museum, we went through rows of sakura trees. I imagine this area would look very beautiful during spring!Continue reading