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Fire Museum, Shinjuku

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#21 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fire Museum and many more Tokyo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Tokyo tour itinerary planner.
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  • And often family-oriented facility, but in adults enjoyed a 10-minute explanation, very impressive. Down with from the top of the building's lower floors also exhibit very much, come up and thought he was, coming down from the top as the view is recommended.
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  • The Museum is free! Very well laid out and at the top on the 10th floor you have a good photo op. It was fun to see the vintage trucks and the even have a helicopter attached to the ceiling.  more »
  • We visited the museum on an exceptionally rainy day as it was free and conveniently connected to the train station by underground pathways. Level 1 and 2 are great for the kids. A lot of hands on disp...  more »
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  • Excellent! Free! The animation movies can be played in English and lots of interactive vehicles to get in and buttons to press! No English on some things but the visuals are self explanatory for the most part. Kids can dress up in firemen gear for photos! Take a picnic and eat up on the top floor. A great few hours spent!
  • Brilliant place to take children. Admitedly a lot of it is in Japanese, but it is not a problem for the young kids who will find a lot of interactive activities. It is so good... it is hard to believe it is free!
  • 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.
  • It's free admition fee, either an adult or a child. There are 10 floors. each floor contain many usefull information. our child can be a fireman in one day
  • 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)!

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