Western buildings in Japan are brought together.: Museum Meijimura
Old Imperial Hotel by Frank Lloyd Wright
Museum Meijimura is an open-air museum for preserving and exhibiting Japanese architectures of the Meiji period (1868-1912). You would think that there are many traditional Japanese style architectures, but most of the architectures are western style.
In the Meiji period, Japanese had a longing for Western culture and some western people came over to Japan. So a lot of Western style buildings were built in Japan during the Meiji period. They have various architectural styles; American colonial, Neo-gothic, Romanesque etc, and also a mix of some architectural styles.
There are a lot of earthquakes in Japan, so the architectures must be resistant to earthquakes. Therefore, some of the architectures look unusual in order to withstand earthquakes.
The tram run in Meijimura. It came from Kyoto.
This museum is very wide, and you won’t be able to see all the exhibits in one day. In the museum, you can use buses, steam trains, and trams. The guides show you around some of the architectures. You can take photos freely.
The engine of the steam train in Meijimura
I will introduce some of architectures in Meijimura. Please see the related posts.:-)
Adress: MUSEUM MEIJI-MURA 1,Uchiyama, Inuyama city, Aichi, 484-0000 Japan
(You can access it from Nagoya)
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Admission fee: 1,600 yen.