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Shitamachi Museum, Taito

(4/5 based on 160+ 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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  • Shinobazuno-IKE and invite family and friends Museum is located near the pond, good transport links and genuinely smitten and visited many times. 0/1945 born after World War II for a while after humans such 引ki摺tta culture from the Edo period still life-kamado (竈), Kama blades, wood tub (toilet), bamboo woven basket or a miso strainer, table and Japanese Tenugui (is it and now as an art resurgence...), emotion more impressive because they remain in the memory, etc. 洗i張ri is getting all just never seen living tools, will become the Greek. Tell a warm "love life" is. Unfortunately the anachronistic "homepage" lousy, there now may be interested in this information is from the Please instrumental Taito City Hall!
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  • Old town, what a-go Museum can feel anxious. I think corner play with traditional toys and games are surprisingly interesting, even dating.
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  • This is a fascinating museum easily accessible from Ueno Station and just on the edge of Shinobazu Pond. Small but well put together and informative and very interactive. Many of the shitamachi dwelli...  more »
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  • Interesting to see the old houses from the early 20th century, but 30-60minutes is ok to look around. The old male English guide was terrible. He made a short, hurried explanation for Asian English speakers only on the 1st floor, but for Western English speakers he even went out his way upstairs. How funny! I had a talk about this kind of bizarre behavior with two Danish tourists. Strong to the weak, and weak to the strong! Thank him for the nice lesson!!
  • Fascinating little museum, well worth the low entry price. Definitely make a quick stop if you're in the park. There are a bunch of very fun, old children's toys and the reproduction of a blacksmith and candy shop are an interesting look into Japan 100 years ago.
  • Atmospheric, nostalgic, cute little museum about local history. Quite interesting. Friendly staff, free tourguide and low entrance-fee.
  • 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!
  • Nice little museum. You can get a good feeling of what old Tokyo was like. Cheap and free English tours from the staff.