Museum Meiji-Mura

Museum / Science Museum
This outdoor museum is located in Inuyama City. It displays a number of buildings from the Meiji period, the era that created the foundation for modern Japan, that have been transplanted from across the country. Located on a large hilly area facing Lake Iruka, the museum's numerous exhibits include buildings designed as national important cultural properties such as the former residence of Saigo Judo and the St. John's Church from Kyoto, railway monuments, and modern industrial heritages. The museum also features a number of hands-on facilities including one where visitors can ride on steam locomotives or a Kyoto street car and another where visitors can take commemorative photos dressed in fashionable Meiji era-style garb. Fees are required for some activities. Groups of 20 or more can play a real-world ''Game of Life'' that takes place over the entire village (reservation required).

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Update date:2024.03.03

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[Mar.--July, Sep.--Octo.] 9:30-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
[Aug.] 10:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
[Nov.] 9:30-16:00 (Last entry 15:30)
[Dec.--Feb.] 10:00-16:00 (Last entry 15:30)
* Subject to change due to event etc. For details, see Meiji Mura See official website
There is a closed Sunday in the summer and winter seasons (see Meiji Village official website for details)
[Entrance fee] Please check the Meiji Village official website
Parking Lot

[Cars Parking Fee Friday]
[Mar.- Nov.] 1,000JPY/car
[Dec.- Feb.] 500JPY/car
*Parking Fee Friday is subject to change without notice.Available
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, Diners Club)
Available (designated smoking areas only)
Vegetarian Menu
Available (7 types of vegetable curry *Only available at Meiji Western Restaurant Omurice & Grill Roman-tei)
English Menu
Available (some stores only)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 3,001-5,000yen
Estimated stay time
120 minutes or more (as a guideline time for visiting the village)
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (There are steps inside and outside the facility, it is possible to move using slopes, etc.)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Interestingly enough, real wonderful museum!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2022.02.14
    I had been there some times before. Every time I went there, it was an interesting experiences.Especially, you can see buildings of Meiji period. If you have any interest in architecture and design...
  • Experience the Meiji Era of Japan
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.07
    The museum can be reach by taking a bus from Inuyama Station. The bus from the station to the museum takes about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the traffic. This is the last stop of the line. From...
  • Get to know Meiji era of Japan within one day
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.06
    It may be bit inconvenience to go if using public transportation,, but surely worth to go. All buildings are original. Better arrive there since early morning if you want to see through it all within...

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