Learning from a neighborhood stroll

A recommended day out for families on the east side of Tokyo, including the Fukagawa Edo Museum, which recreates small slice of Edo-era Japanese life.


“You will appreciate the attention to detail. Not only are the building replicas pleasingly realistic, but the ambiance has also been considered. For example, the entire space goes through a day’s lighting cycle about every 45 minutes, complete with sunrise and sunset. There are a number of ambient sounds piped in through hidden speakers, as well: a cat meows from the roof, and a rooster crows at dawn.”

Read the entire column at the Japan Times.

Childs Play 20160312 Learning from a neighborhood stroll

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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