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Shitamachi Museum, Taito

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Shitamachi Museum depicts life on the flatlands, highlighting Tokyo's working class. Learn how craftsmen, merchants, and fishermen lived and produced goods from the 17th century (Edo period) to modern times. The first floor features a life-size replica of classic old Edo street with houses and adjacent shops equipped with the original furniture. Climb to the second floor to find old photographs and authentic children's toys you can play with. Ask for an English speaking guide to show you around. Make Shitamachi Museum a centerpiece of your Tokyo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tokyo trip itinerary maker.
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  • We visited this museum because it is free for holders of the Pass "Grutto". In 15 minutes, the visit is made because floor lips is the reconstitution of the workshops in Tokyo at the beginning of the 20 th century. Visitors are invited to get in a situation, it can be fun with as children. The staff is very accommodating and a volunteer will even accompany you to explain in English different stalls. Don't spend 300 yen except personal interest strong.
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  • It is nice spot to rest after a long walk in side of Ueno park. The museum exhibits how people lived in the past. At the 2nd floor, there are some old fashioned board games which were popular in those...  read more »
  • Although it is not too large, it is worth spend some time visiting this wonderful Museum and learn about how the Japanese lived in the past. You even discover the typical toys of the time.
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  • If you're near ueno and interested by how Japanese was leaving in Japan during the beginning of the 20th. It's a MUST SEE. The English guide that i've met was very good and it was very nice to ask her questions about many things. As it's not time consuming and expensive, enjoy it!
  • It's a small museum, but we enjoyed having a glimpse of daily life in Edo-Tokyo 300 to 70 years ago. You can step inside the displays and go upstairs to try your hand at the various antique children's games that were out at the time of our visit. The best part was the free English tour provided by a very charming and insightful guide who worked there.
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  • We loved the Shitamachi Museum. Most of all we appreciated the darling origami spinning top that the men there folded for us. We gave ones we made to friends before we left Japan; how we would like to find a picture of the tops and/or directions to make them again.
  • Very beautiful landscape
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