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. For Shitamachi Museum and beyond, use our Tokyo online visit planner to get the most from your Tokyo vacation.
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  • 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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  • Admission fee: 300 yen. Museum and the man image and sound Museum stuff, not to showcase downtown photos of the Showa era of Taito-ku, and houses are. Candy shop and bathhouse series and so read the life of old slipped feel. Firewood because it has aired the footage of the 0/1955 on the second floor. Visit the Ueno walk is wrong without spots.
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  • From Ueno Station, near shinobazuno-IKE was on the edge of the South-East of the pond. And reproduce the life of ordinary people to the Showa era from the Meiji era, had been reproduced in the bath series.
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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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