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Fire Museum, Shinjuku

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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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  • 〒160-0004 Tōkyō-to, Shinjuku-ku, Yotsuya, 3 Chome−10番 The fire museum is a great destination for families with young children . Free entrance and very easy to access. Kids can get dressed up. Sit in a...  more »
  • The Fire Museum in Yotsuya is a great place to visit with or without children. Starting on the upper floor it takes you through fire fighting techniques during the Edo period until present. There is a...  more »
  • this is a wonderful museum and a good visit for a few hours with the kids. lots for them to get excited about, costumes to try, trucks to sit in, fire engines to play with and for the adults very enli...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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)!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.