Shitamachi Museum, Taito

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#22 of 363 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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  • As the name suggests is about the manners and customs of the town exhibition. Is a small museum, the old life can experience. Located within the Park, so if you have time take a look at.
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  • This is a tiny museum on two floors on the edge on Ueno Park, it isn’t that well sign posted so I took a while walking round before I found it. If you find the pond first then it’s easier to get the t...  more »
  • This small museum packs a good punch. Its displays of houses and shops are very interactive, and the written information in the brochure and around the exhibits help you to understand what you are see...  more »
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  • In a very interesting time. The entrance fee was only 300 yen . If you ask, an English speaking guide will show you at 1st floor. It is free of charge. The first floor exhibited the appearance of the early 1920s, and the second floor was exhibited around the time of World War II from the time of the Great Kanto Earthquake. I enjoyed the situation of old downtown
  • Loved everything about this small but full of impact museum! Will definitely come again, well worth the price and staff are so nice! Very good English too!
  • We visited the Shitimachi museum and got an english tour guide on her very first day - She was spectacular! Full of answers. Everyone at the museum was super friendly, and it was very interesting to get a look at the housing and lives of the people of that time. At the end of our tour, our guide even gave us some handmade origami souvenirs! Will definitely go back next time we are in tokyo.
  • 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.
  • It's very small, but, if you have kids, they can pop in some old reproduced shops from Oedo Tokyo downtown. Upstairs there are old games you can play with. Enjoyable.
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