Tokorozawa Aviation Museum, Tokorozawa

#2 of 11 in Childrens Museums in Saitama Prefecture
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The Tokorozawa Aviation Museum (所沢航空発祥記念館, Tokorozawa Kōkū Hasshō Kinenkan) is a museum located in the city of Tokorozawa, Saitama dedicated to the history of aviation in Japan. It contains aircraft and other displays (many of which are interactive) and an IMAX theatre. Located on the site of Japan's first airfield which started operations in 1911 with a flight by Yoshitoshi Tokugawa, the original single runway is still visible and has been incorporated into a larger multifunction park adjacent to the museum. It is located in the Tokorozawa Aviation Memorial Park.

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  • Just walk outside the Takadanobaba station and you can see the YS11 passenger aircraft. If you head past it and keep the telecommunications tower in sight, you will come into the park and find the...  more »
  • This modern museum can be easily reached by train from the Tokyo region. It seems to be not much known by locals, at least my hosts had no idea of its existence. The exhibit is nicely arranged, early....  more »
  • Lots of crafts courses throughout the day offset the lackluster science exhibits. The static displays were great, though. Playground is not adjacent and involves maybe a ten minutes walk with kids in tow.
  • A great place to learn about Japan’s aviation history and contribution to aviation!!!!
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