Special Evening Opening: Downtown Summer Evening

Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum 30th Anniversary
Special Evening Opening: Downtown Summer Evening
August 5 (Sat.) to 6 (Sun.), 2023
4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Museum open from 9:30 AM, admission until 8:00 PM

*Canceled if bad weather

Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government,
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum

Under the light of the traditional lanterns and amidst the cooling tones of wind bells, enjoy a summer evening in the Open Air Architectural Museum.

  • Children’s Portable Shrine

    Location: Shitamachi-naka Street
    Time: About 30 min. from 6:00 PM

    Carriers of the portable shrine will be recruited on the day of the event. Children will parade along with vigor befitting the festival atmosphere. Heave-ho!

  • Little Children’s Fair

    Location: Public Bathhouse ” Kodakara-yu”
    Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Times numbered tickets will be passed out: From 3:30 PM, from 4:30 PM, from 5:30 PM, and from 6:30 PM
    Capacity: 250 people for each time slot tickets are passed out.

    Enjoy nostalgic games played at festivals in the olden days, such as target shooting, yoyo fishing, and more.

  • Tokyo RAKUTAKEDAN Performances

    Location: Entrance Square
    Times: (1) From 5:30 PM (2) from 6:30 PM (3) from 7:30 PM (each performance is around 20 min.)

    Enjoy performances by Tokyo RAKUTAKEDAN, a troupe that plays original bamboo instruments.

  • A Nostalgic Sight: Shogi on Benches

    Locations: Back yard of the farmhouse of the Tsunashima Family, etc.
    Time: 12:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Enjoy the evening coolness over games of Shogi on benches.

  • Ghost Stories on Records

    Location: Farmhouse of the Yoshino Family
    Time: ①5:00 PM~ ②5:45 PM~ ③6:30 PM~ ④7:15 PM~

    As the evening darkens to night, enjoy ghost stories in this well-suited thatched roof farmhouse.

  • A slightly unusual illumination

    Location: Cosmetic Manufacturer “Murakami Seikado”
    Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    Illuminating the distinctive facade design of cosmetic manufacturer “Murakami Seikado”.

  • Discover how to cool down at the Museum

    Locations: Various places around the Museum
    Time: 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

    Experience traditional Japanese ways of staying cool in addition to green archways and mist showers.

  • Demonstration and Sale of Traditional Crafts

    Locations: House of Uemura, “Kawano Shoten” Oil-paper Umbrella Wholesale Store
    Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    There will be a demonstration and sale of the traditional Tokyo crafts of hanging ferns and Edo glassware.

  • A Hundred Wind Bells

    Location: Second House of the Nishikawa Family
    Time: 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM

    Enjoy the cool tones as you take in the pleasant breeze blowing through the building

  • Food trucks

    Locations: East Square, Entrance Square, etc.
    Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    A row of food trucks serving drinks, light meals, etc.
    Note: Benches are provided throughout the park for you to take breaks. Enjoy your food amid the natural breeze.

  • Penny Candy Store

    Location: Beside of the City Train Model 7500
    Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Popular with children no matter what the era! Nostalgic candies on sale.

  • Opening of stores in reconstructed buildings

    Locations: “Kodera” Soy Sauce Shop, Stationery Store “Takei Sanshodo”, “Hanaichi” Flower Shop
    Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (from 3:00 PM at Kodera Soy Sauce Shop)

    Three stores on Shitamachi-naka Street will open specially for two days only. Available items are drinks (“Kodera” Soy Sauce Shop), old-style stationery (Stationery Store “Takei Sanshodo”), and cut flowers (“Hanaichi” Flower Shop).

*There may be changes to the schedule or event contents due to weather or other circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.
*For further details, please refer to the Event Map handed out to you on the day of your visit to the museum.

For those planning to visit the museum, we recommend buying online tickets (advance reservation for designated date).
You may need to wait to enter the museum at busy times.
Click here to reserve a ticket.
*Larger crowds are expected around sunset, so please consider visiting earlier.

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 “For those planning to visit the museum (Please be sure to read this) ”on the museum’s website before making your way here.