Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum is an open-air museum offers you an opportunity to stop at old merchant houses, an old-style public bathhouse, etc., while enjoying a walk in the rich nature of Musashino.
A newly relocated building in the museum's west zone is House of George de Lalande.
Characterized by its slate mansard roof and clapboard siding, it is a Western-style wooden house originally built in Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku.
The ground floor is known to have been designed by Jiro Kitao, the meteorologist and physicist of the Meiji Era (1868 - 1912), as his private residence.
The single-story structure was enlarged to become three-story wooden building around 1910 by the German architect George de Lalande.
- 9:30 - 17:30 (April - September. Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
- 9:30 - 16:30 (October - March. Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
- Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
- New Year’s holidays
Access / Public Transport
- Take the bus #2 or #3 from JR Musashi-Koganei Station, then get off at Koganei Koen Nishi-guchi Bus stop
- Take the bus #4 from JR Musashi-Koganei Station, then get off at Edo-Tokyo Tatemonoen-mae Bus stop
- Take the bus bound for Musashi-Koganei Station from Hanakoganei Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line (SS18), then get off at Koganei-Koen Nishi-guchi Bus stop