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Shinjuku Historical Museum, Shinjuku

(3.5/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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Reviews
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  • To know the history of love, learn from experience, so more like in Shinjuku. There was a lot of things, but I was confident, knowledgeable about the Shinjuku-ku, I still do not know.
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  • It is a museum you can experience the rich exhibitions such as residential, Shinjuku, Shinjuku City. It is such as streetcars and Odakyu romance car mockups can feel even more realistic.
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  • Each diorama is interesting because you want to see over time. Introduction to Shinjuku selected from books is very interesting. Volunteer guides who is keen on Shinjuku, is really good you know. (As well as the things of the past that now). So comparatively more clerical staff helped to guide.
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  • Interesting artifacts from all eras of Shinjuku history, most of the labels lack english descriptions though.
  • Highlights at this charming local museum include life-size reconstructions of an Edo-era storehouse, residential interiors, and half a streetcar. There's also a large scale-model diorama representing the early post town of "Naito Shinjuku" - rows of shops and houses surrounded by farms, occupying the area between modern-day Shinjuku station and Isetan Department Store. Seemingly random memorabilia from 1900-1960 focus on Shinjuku's history as an entertainment district, filled with bars and restaurants, cinemas and live theaters. One unexpected display illustrates the history of Japanese curry rice, using old newspaper articles, menus and plastic food models. Other exhibit areas show off archeological finds from the Jomon and Yayoi periods and a number of Edo-era paintings and drawings. Off to one side is a temporary exhibition room, which was hosting a collection of 1950s-era photos of Shinjuku station and vicinity when we visited. The small museum shop at the entrance offers postcards from the permanent collection. Although it's not nearly as expansive in scope as the Edo-Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku, it does provide some interesting glimpses of local life in Shinjuku through the ages, and is worth stopping by if you're in the area.
  • Has excellent exhibits on the region. Temporary exhibitions are unique. It is in quiet gardens, in the middle of a city I don't think. Go down the historic tiles embedded Alley is minus just a little far away from the station, but also fun.
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  • Museum of history of Shinjuku, and learn (^ _ ^) don't miss it there because it reproduces the culture House of miniatures of the Naito Shinjuku, merchant, Showa, Tokyo streetcar 5000 exhibits, hands-on fun 😆 and garden cultural ishite water basin ve
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  • To get content and special exhibits are interesting, very inconvenient and confusing. It is a place historically.
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