Do you want to know how Meiji Period in Japan looks like? Don't forget to visit Meiji Mura which considered as one of Japan's several outstanding open air museum that displays more than 60 buildings from the Meiji Period.
It is located on a hillside facing the Lake Iruka in Inumaya, Nagoya. with the area of 1,000,000m2. It is one of the most visited open air museum in Japan.
A very large area to stroll around by foot that's why it provides a ride from a train or street car that takes the visitor to a varios attractions like the former Kanazawa Prison, Sapporo's telephone echange, Mie's prefectural office as well as hospitals and schools. Some buildings are now cafes, restaurants and game stalls.
There is also a collection of buildings from across the country that has been relocated to Meiji Mura to preserve the period's architectural heritage.
Altogether the more than 60 buildings have been carefuuk renovated and preserved. Each building has an explanation in both English and Japanese.
From Nagoya Station, ride the Meitetsu Inuyama Line to Inuyama Station and transfer to a Meitetsu bus bound to Meiji Mura.
Note that the Japan Rail Pass is not valid on Meitetsu trains and buses.
The opening hours of the museum depends on the season;
From March to July and September to October, it opens 9:30 to 17:00
During August, it opens at 10:00 to 17:00
During November, it opens 9:30 to 16:00
From December to February the following year, it opens 10:00 to 16:00
It is closed on Mondays from December to February and Tuesday from July 26 to August 30
Admission fee is 1700 Yen and additional 1000 yen for unlimited rides on the village bus and trains.
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