My usually trusty Frommer's Japan guidebook had said to budget to spend at least three hours at Museum Meiji-Mura. I was there for 4 hours -- and would have happily continued wandering about and exploring the 100 hectare (250 acre) site for another couple of hours if closing time hadn't come along so quickly! Looking back, the problem was that the journey there from Nagoya had taken longer than expected: half an hour by train to Inuyama, followed by a half hour bus ride to the open air museum itself (and that didn't include the time spent waiting for the bus to arrive after arriving in Inuyama). Ah well, I guess I just have to add this museum to my list of places in Japan I need to return to again some time...
Not how I imagined the reception hall of
a Japanese marquis' residence would look like!
Just a small section of by far the largest open air museum
I've ever been to anywhere in the world!
The lighthouse in the above picture is 150 years old,
and the oldest Western-style lighthouse in Japan!
In a nearby building can be found displays of
lighthouse lamps whose lights really do shine very brightly
The Museum Meiji-Mura also is home to a Meiji period
iron bridge, steam locomotives, streetcars and buses
This building served as the premises of a Japanese
Evangelical Church in Seattle, Washington, USA!
It may not be much to look at but I consider it a major marvel
that this house which used to stand in Registro, Brazil, now
is to be found in a corner of central Japan!
The St. Francis Xavier Cathedral which originally stood in
Kyoto was the first Christian building that Puppet Ponyo
posed in since she and I were in Spain earlier this year! ;b