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Fire Museum, Shinjuku

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#20 of 364 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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  • I think it is great fun for adults, but also helicopters and fire trucks because children are delighted that. Was not at all crowded when I went, had come about kindergarten children about 10 people. It is a place free of charge of course become a study for adults.
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  • Yotsuya-Sanchome station, equipped with air conditioning, free admission, so thank goodness property. Exhibits history of firefighting, helicopter and ambulance car ladder is authentic and children as well as adults can enjoy 10 minutes. From the break room on the 10th floor of the stadium under construction is possible.
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  • It’s run by fire department of Tokyo. Great exhibition of fire service in Tokyo. Comprehensive history of its development from the Edo era to the modern time is quite interesting to learn. Also great ...  more »
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  • As with many museums in Tokyo, sometimes the lack of English descriptions is a disappointment. However, this museum has quite a lot of interesting stuff on display and very easily accessed from Yotsuya-Sanchome metro station. It turned out to be much more engaging than I thought, even without sufficient English descriptions.
  • 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!
  • Great place for children and people interest in fire department history in Tokyo. It’s free entry too
  • Very nice place for kids... mostly in Japanese but nothing too hard to understand!and yeah the entry is free!
  • 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!

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