19 Jan Edo Tokyo Open-air architectural museum (Tatemono-en) tour

Tatemono-en definitely would be a place to go after the Ghibli museum if you are a big fan of Miyazaki’s film!!

Tatemono-en indeed is a wonderful place to observe the historical buildings of great cultural value built in the mid-1800s to early 1900s, but not much known that it is the must visit place for the Studio Ghibli’s film devotees.

It is said that its’ nostalgic townscape had inspired animation director Hayao Miyazaki to create the “mysterious town” in his landmark film “Spirited Away”. The old town’s “signboard-style architecture” with a flat facade affixed to the wooden building like a screen, was very popular way of rebuilding after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and those style shops are shown in the film as well. The bathhouse here is not as big as the one in the film however, you will be able to go inside and see what the typical bathhouse is in Japan.


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