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Museum Meiji-mura

Museum Meiji-muraMuseum Meiji-mura is an open-air museum and theme park with many constructions created in Meiji Period (1868-1912). It is located about 7 km southeast of central Inuyama city and around Lake Iruka.
"Meiji-mura" means "Village of Meiji".

This museum was opened in 1965 by Nagoya Railroad company.
At that time, there was only 15 constructions. In 2009, it has 68 constructions.
The constructions has many varieties, such as post office, hospital, school, church, playhouse, lighthouse and so on.
And old streetcar of Kyoto and two old imported locomotives run with passengers in this park.

In Meiji Period, Japan moved ahead with modernization with learning from Western advanced countries, after closed feudal Japan.
So many western style buildings had been built across the country.
But the economic growth in the 1960s had been renewing all of Japan. Old unused buildings were demolished one after another.
This museum was built to preserve the constructions with historical value.

Most of this constructions are designated as national important cultural properties.

The restaurants and cafes in this park serve the menu which was popular in Meiji Period.
We can send a letter at the post office. And it offers the postal service that your letter will be received ten years from now.
And there is the service that we get our photo taken with wearing Western clothes in Meiji Period.

Museum Meiji-mura official website

How to get to here

By railroad and route bus

  1. By express train on Meitetsu Inuyama Line, get off at Inuyama station. About 25-35 minutes from Meitetsu-Nagoya station.
  2. By route bus, about 20 minutes from Inuyama station.

By car

From Nagoya station, about 30 km on Route 41.

Ooi Butcher Shop (Sukiyaki restaurant) (Kobe,1887)
Reception Hall of Marquis Tsugumichi Saigo House (Tokyo,1877)
Mie Prefectural Office (Tsu,1879)
Streetcar of Kyoto (1895)
A Foreigner's House, Kobe Foreign Settlement (1887) Ward, Japan Red Cross Society Central Hospital (Tokyo,1890)
Uji-yamada Post Office (Ise,1909) Kureha-za Theater (Osaka,1868)
Cabinet Library (Tokyo,1911) Main Entrance Hall and Lobby, Imperial Hotel (Tokyo,1923)
All photoes by Railstation.net

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