Edo-Tokyo Museum, Sumida

4.4
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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Edo-Tokyo Museum and other Tokyo attractions using our handy Tokyo trip planning website .
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  • A brilliant collection and display of Japanese history. With an unexpected focus on economics, social structure, civil engineering, etc...  more »
  • It's a modern building near the Ryogoku Kokugikan. But it isn't at all, feeling of the Edo period, during the bustle of the Edo period is understood. Especially interesting are displayed in miniature, street scene. And I didn't do and observe, history of the Edo period. Less water leakage of water pipes during the Edo period, more of Europe seems to be amazing. Interesting aspects of town life, fire, and at that time the House and kitchen ventilation fans. Admission is ¥ 600, closed on Monday.
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  • I took a friend overseas. Free tour guide's lot of Edo culture teaches carefully, so I was very informative.
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  • Lots of fun! You start from the top floor which has architecture models and maps about Tokyo's history. Limited English information makes this floor harder to appreciate. Do don't linger too long and head downstairs where the real fun begins! Tons of interesting reconstruction of different aspects of Tokyo life through different historical periods. Also fun interactive displays. This is one of the lesser known museums in Tokyo but I definitely recommend it!
  • My visit here was unforgettable, even if it's been 9 years since. The exhibits and dioramas helped me learn so much about how Tokyo was formed, and get a bit of insight about the culture and personality of Japanese people. It's, unfortunately, a bit out of the way from the typical tourist haunts - but I try to recommend to all my relatives/friends who ask.
  • This museum was a great visit. There are volunteers who will give tours, sharing and teaching about the Edo period in Japanese history. Having the guide made it possible to ask questions and get more from the experience that we would have by using a digital guide. The museum is enormous and houses some really amazing exhibits and so many historic pieces from the Japanese culture from the past 2000 years. The staff was friendly and informative; plus, the ticket prices were very very reasonable.
  • A wonderful experience, loved it. A great place to see Japanese homes throughout the various periods. Also the village was beautifully done. The Japanese hosts we're informative and helpful as well. Would definitely visit again.
  • Even better the second time around, the museum is simply awesome. The building itself is worth to come and see and the inner, permanent, exhibition is great. It is very well though-out, you really feel like you are walking through a city and exploring. There are many places where you can try some items and experience it for yourself. All areas of Edo and Tokyo are well presented and the shop and "laboratory" section for children and exploring are another bonuses
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