Shitamachi Museum, Taito

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#23 of 268 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. 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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  • August 13, 2017
    You should think about where it will feel nostalgic places to the old man, do not know the translation of youth is or how old to explain to the young people from this.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I was shelter from the progress of future, East West, right not available to see more! But yes the Westerners said entering into or in the future, they have 專 del Carmen English 導 覽 solutions said! 較 small, not enough Userboxes/Time not come!
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  • August 7, 2017
    This little museum is a hidden gem located next to the pond at Ueno park. Its two floors house the reconstruction of different kinds of ancient buildings (houses, artisan workshop, a candy store, etc)...  more »
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  • July 13, 2017
    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.
  • July 3, 2017
    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 !!
  • June 8, 2017
    Small, hands-on museum dealing with working class and merchant class life in the shitamachi. The English goodwill guide is wonderful.
  • April 15, 2017
    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.
  • May 25, 2017
    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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