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Fire Museum, Shinjuku

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#20 of 268 in Museums in Tokyo
Witness the historical development of Japan's fire department on a family-friendly tour of Fire Museum. Start on the sixth floor, where special exhibits and a children's room complete with firefighter-related games and videos will keep all ages entertained. Working downwards, chart the progression from the perils of 17th-century firefighting, depicted in a traditional bunraku puppet show on the fifth floor, through to the technological advancements since the mid-1800s, showcased on the fourth floor. Today's high-tech equipment sported by mannequins on the third floor offer an interesting contrast. Cap off the tour with a bite to eat and a view of the area on the tenth-floor observation deck. Arrange your visit to Fire Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Tokyo using our Tokyo trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Exhibits slightly stale, toddler-free research grade can swim up to the elementary school lower classes and the boring unless you go in. However, at any rate in the free access that the station is all plus if underground goodness. What brought in the observation room I think because it is cramped but you can also eat, somewhere with a meal should be taken
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  • August 12, 2017
    It is a hotel directly connected to the Tokyo Metro Yotsuya-Sanchome Yotsuya Fire Museum. There are exhibits is everyone from children to adults. In the stand of the underground kinda maniac souvenirs. Clock faces at the intersection of the ground-floor entrance is cute, children will be nailed.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Fire trucks, ambulances, helicopters are exhibited. Could not ride everyday, but once taken and seats are limited at that time.
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  • July 2, 2017
    Surprisingly good given that it is free, and how it first appears! Would be OK for adults, but is great for kids, even without understanding Japanese. You get to go in two helicopters, a fire truck, dress up, watch various fire-safety-themed videos, see historical displays, plus a range of fire engines. If you are nearby, go for it. If you have young kids, make the trip.
  • June 2, 2017
    This is enjoyable and free! Most visitors are with kids, but you don't have to go with kids. Observatory floor has a good view (and again free)!
  • January 9, 2017
    The Tokyo fire museum is great! Great displays of old fire fighting equipment and some cool hands in displays too. Some of the upper floors have English signs, but everything else didn't really need it. For a free museum, it's worth the visit...
  • December 30, 2016
    This is such a cute little museum. Free admission and I love how it demonstrate a case of fire from the cause to the standard of operating procedure in automated physical model is very educational for all ages.
  • January 16, 2017
    Free entry into the museum, a large number of artifacts related to the history of firefighting in Japan. The only problem is the lack of english descriptions on most artifacts.

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