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The Police Museum

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Address: 3-5-1, Kyobashi, Chuo 104-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3581-4321
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Good for a look. There is a very limited guide in English telling you the basics of what is on each floor and that is about it. Would have been good to read about the different... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Museum has good concept. Unfortunately information about this museum in Japanese. Person in charge at museum was nice, but she can't speak English.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was a nice little museum but would not be high on my list of must visit museums in Tokyo. There are police motorcycles on the ground floor which provided very popular photo opportunities for children. The museum upstairs was worth a visit but was small and definitely more interesting to the those who could read Japanese .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Good for a look. There is a very limited guide in English telling you the basics of what is on each floor and that is about it. Would have been good to read about the different exhibits though. Very friendly and helpful staff. Museum is also free :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Since, Japanese museums tend to be free or low cost, I try to check them out when I can. Anyway, it's a fairly small museum that details the history of the police, its duties, and as well, provide some useful information on crime prevention. There are some interactive displays on the third floor, where in one of them, you are... More 

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ABU DHABI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This museum is good for kids so that they can wear the police uniform and take photographs. Also it has displays of old uniform as used by Japanese Police

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Hiratsuka Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Ok, I admit to an interest in police history so this small museum at the beginning of Ginza was a natural. It has children based exhibits about the current police on the ground floor, and a historical collection on the second floor. Although the collection shown is relatively small it is well presented and a good introduction to Japanese police... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

As adults we sat on the police bike and took pictures. This a free museum housed over 4 floors which would be better if there were more explanations in English. That said, you do get an idea of the history of the police force from the various exhibits. Finally on the fourth floor we got to enjoy some interaction with... More 

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tokyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I am not a kid, but if I was a boy again, I would want my dad to take me here. The opportunity to wear a police uniform and get on a police motorbike is something that can't be missed. It would surely be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about the history of modern Japan from this... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Small museum but has some fun models and displays. Worth a 15-minute stop if passing by. Free admission as far as I remember.

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