Shitamachi Museum, Taito

#22 of 364 in Museums in Tokyo
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. For Shitamachi Museum and beyond, use our Tokyo online visit planner to get the most from your Tokyo vacation.
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  • There were toys of the Showa era, touching everything OK, playing seriously. Often in the House, sit on the tatami mats, was very hands-on Museum. I thought it was a good reproduction houses, interesting, but is a little wide to That will not help on the area of the building. It is the entrance fee of 300 yen for adults. It was interesting.
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  • This is on the southeastern edge of the large park which contains lots of other, larger museums. It’s definitely worth checking out, even if you’ve been to the others. It contains recreations of local...  more »
  • Shinobazu Pond side Crystal-like "shitamachi Museum" located near the Rainbow hotel. We recommend using leaf Memorial, Museum of calligraphy Asakura Sculpture Museum, shitamachi Museum 4 facility tours as deals can be common tickets. Living tools of the reproducing parts of Taisho era's memorable impressions of Edo's corner and at the time was displayed. It was deep the look feel of downtown life.
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  • Small but that doesn't mean it's not a nice one. The staff was very kind and we had our own guide to explain the different parts of the installation. If you're in a hurry to get to know Japanese culture, I would definitely recommend this museum as a nice stop. PS. Don't forget to bring socks without holes :P You'll have to take your shoes at some point.
  • Nice enough look at what life used to be like in Tokyo. On the small side though, but cheap so could be a nice pit stop in between major attractions.
  • Small museum, but worth a visit. There's an English speaking guide who kindly gave me a personal guided tour, which made it all the more interesting. Interesting exhibits.
  • Small but interesting cultural museum where you can go into the small buildings and see how people used to live and work, english speaking guide available.
  • Nice small museum with friendly English speaking staff. It is very small and will take you 30 mins max for the 2 floors.

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