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Shitamachi Museum, Taito

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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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  • On a free day in Tokyo we decided to go to Ueno Park and found this WONDERFUL museum at its edge within a block of the subway. It is relatively small and easily seen in 1-2 hours. Entrance is very rea...  more »
  • If you want an insight into the life, living & working conditions of people in this part of Tokyo in the early twentieth century this is the place to come. On the ground floor there are several old sh...  more »
  • This small museum is easy to access as it is within walking distance of Ueno station. It gives a glimpse into life of the past of urban Tokyo in the early 2oth century. One floor is set up as a recons...  more »
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  • Tiny,but well organized display items. It might help foreign visitors understanding of Japanese ordinary people's way of life of early modern era. It seems staffs are volunteers basically...but seem speak English fair enough.
  • Amazing visit, a lot of explanations in english, the FREE guide was really really sweet. Maybe small but worth the price and the visit as well, go upstairs !!
  • Small, hands-on museum dealing with working class and merchant class life in the shitamachi. The English goodwill guide is wonderful.
  • one of my favorite place in ueno to see how old Tokyo life was. it is a small museum but it contains a lot of information about how the people lived and how Tokyo grew in the last century. skip the slide show it is all in Japanese.
  • Great little museum to learn about the history of the general area. There's a small fee to enter, they have a display of old games for kids to interact with, the only downside is the historical displays are mostly in Japanese but you can get an English guided tour

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