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Edo-Tokyo Museum, Sumida

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
See how Japanese capital evolved into a global city at Edo-Tokyo Museum, filled with artifacts, exhibits, and models documenting the urban center's growth since the ancient times. Marvel at dioramas depicting the lives of samurai, explore replicas of Tokyo's 19th-century streets, and admire ornate kimonos as you follow the transformation of the city from a medieval hub to a high-tech metropolis. Don't miss the full-sized recreation of the Nihonbashi Bridge, the main entryway into historic Edo of the Tokugawa period. Grab a free audio guide to get more info about the displays inside the museum. Most exhibits feature English-language descriptions and signage, which makes tours all the more pleasant and rewarding. Check the website for information about temporary exhibits and special events. A visit to Edo-Tokyo Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Tokyo vacation builder to plot your vacation.
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  • המוזאון ענק ומכיל דגמים של בתים, שווקים, וגשרים. ומוצגים מקוריים של לבוש, כלי נשק, ארפיונים, כלי תחבורה עתיקים וכו'. במוזאון ניתן לקבל הסברים באנגלית על כל דבר. מפאת גודלו יש לנסות להתרכז במוצגים נבחר...  read more »
  • You will time slip into the middle of Edo, the mega city of the time. The Edo culture is the core of current Japanese culture - Kabuki, Ukiyo-e, Sumo, Oiran - you will stand in the restored Edo city a...  read more »
  • This should really be near the top of everyone's "to see" list in Tokyo. Beautiful 360 degree exhibits in meticulous detail, showing the history of the Edo period in Japan. There are cutaway models of...  read more »
  • I recommend this to first-time Tokyo visitors who likes history. The museum is not very large, but very organized with detailed explanations. There are some interactive activities too. Good for kid's education. I think even more english translations are offered there compared to the National Museum.
  • This is a pretty great museum all about the history of Tokyo, which is a relatively new city by Japan's standards. It hits upon mostly unknown parts of history so it may be a bit too deep for the common tourist, but especially provides great insight into the Meiji and Taisho Eras (1860s-1920s). It's pretty huge too.
  • Easily accessible from Ryogoku station. Interesting architecture. Can spend a whole day going through the exhibits. Life size exhibits are very interesting. It is possible to interact with some of the exhibits. For example, we could sit on the cycles and rickshaws. We could enter the model of the Japanese home. And there is a life size Japanese traditional wooden bridge too! A must see!
  • I probably should have had a bit more insight from the name, but this museum is actually about the city of Tokyo. I'm not totally sure what it was, I'm usually a big museum person, but I didn't really find this one particularly interesting as a foreign tourist. Maybe if I was Japanese and had more context it would have been very interesting, but I found myself moving through quickly and not being too interested.
  • Perfect place to understand the Edo period and its influence on the modern Tokyo. Plan a minimum of two hours to visit the museum.
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