Special Evening Opening:Illumination of Fall Foliage and Buildings

夜間特別開園 紅葉とたてもののライトアップ

The historical buildings, with their lights lit, and the tree leaves just starting to change color, will be illuminated with soft lighting. As we get deeper into fall, a special two days for enjoying something a bit different than the museum during the day – Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum at night.

Lighting of a hearth inside
a house

4:30 PM to 7:20 PM

The floor hearth of the reconstructed Farmhouse of the Yoshino Family and Farmhouse of the Tsunashima Family will be lit on alternate days.


Warmth from a fireplace

4:30 PM to 7:20 PM

The fireplace of the reconstructed House of Georg de Lalande will be lit.


Lighting of gaslights at
Tailor’s Workshop

4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Room lighting powered by gas spread across the city of Tokyo during the Taisho Period (1910s-20s). The surviving gaslights at the reconstructed Tailor’s Workshop will be lit.


Paper-cut Lantern Display

4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

There will be a display of “Paper-cut Lanterns” produced by pupils of International Christian University High School.


Candle Night

4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Around a thousand candles will be lit in East Zone.


Kitchen Cafes

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

In the East Zone, there is a line of outlets selling hot beverages and light refreshments.

For those planning to visit the museum,
please reserve designated date tickets in advance.
You may need to wait to enter the museum at busy times.
Click here to reserve a ticket.
*In previous years, entry after dark has been busy.
Please consider arriving early at the museum.

[Request to visitors]

○Illumination with soft lighting. It will be very dark inside the museum, so please mind your step.

○In order to prevent overcrowding, photography other than quick snapshots is prohibited around the reconstructed buildings and exhibits. If you are using a tripod in an area with open surroundings, please pay sufficient attention to safety.

○The bringing of photographic equipment and tools such as large-sized flashbulbs and reflectors into the museum, as well as getting changed in the museum, is prohibited.

We request the understanding and cooperation of visitors in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

●Please refrain from visiting the museum if you have a fever above 37.5°C (99.5°F) or symptoms such as coughing, or sore throat.

●Please practice good etiquette by wearing a mask, avoiding coughing near others, and washing and disinfecting your hands. Visitors who do not wear masks will kindly be refused entry.

●Temperatures will be taken at the entrance to the museum. Visitors who are found to have a fever of 37.5°C (99.5°F) or higher will be refused entry.


In order for visitors to use the museum safely, the museum is opening with necessary measures in place as concerns preventing the spread of COVID-19. For more details, please check the information “For those planning to visit the museum (please be sure to read this)” on the museum’s website before making your way here.