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Fire Museum

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Address: 3-10 Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3353-9119

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Free and quick to do museum

Interesting. You'll see the fire-trucks, and suits, both modern and from many years ago. It also has a lot of information about historic disasters in Japan. It's ok, I guess kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is quite a big museum. It's the biggest fire museum I've ever visited. Have been to the museum in NYC and Memphis. Both of which are fabulous. But the Tokyo Fire Museum is larger (5 floors). MUCH of the museum is set up for kids under 10 years of age. MANY interactive things for the kids. However, they have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Interesting. You'll see the fire-trucks, and suits, both modern and from many years ago. It also has a lot of information about historic disasters in Japan. It's ok, I guess kids will definitely enjoy it more than an adult, but if you don't have kids, are in the area and have 30 minutes of spare time, you can go as... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and two sons (aged 5 and 1) visited here in April last year and again in the april of this year. We had a fantastic few hours here and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Since last year, the general layout of the building has changed and there are newer things to see and do. For a FREE attraction,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We went there on a rainy day in Tokyo, and were very glad we did that. My 2 year old son had a blast and did not want to leave. There is a real helicopter outdoors where kids can sit. There are toy fire trucks to ride, and fireman's uniform to wear. One of the floor has very good working... More 

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Thun, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We went on a rainy day during our first few days in Tokyo. The museum is small, consisting of about 5 floors, and free. The top floor had toy trucks and fire engine for kids to play with while a cartoon played on tv. Other floors then had info about how fires were fought, the evolution of the uniforms worn... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It is very easy to find, just opposite the yotsuya-sanchome train station. 10 floors full of anything aout fire. But is for children, only for children.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very informative, learned a lot about Japan's history and how its people handle natural disaster throughout the years. Our 8 year old enjoyed this place thoroughly, especially when he and I dressed up as firemen and played in real fire trucks and helicopters. Great way to spend a couple of hours in Tokyo if the weather outside is miserable.Free admission... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This museum tells the story (and history) about fire fighting museum in Japan. They display everything about firefighting (several of them are in real size), such as : fire truck, ambulance, and its equipment. The interesting thing that they have several fire fighting simulator, like helicopter, fire truck, fire scene, so your little child can understand more about the fire... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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49 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This museum is an excellent place to spend some time, especially with those that like firefighting history. There are multiple floors to explore and enjoy. The kids will absolutely love the fire truck, helicopter and ambulance that they can climb in. The helicopter was especially meet with a video screen up front, simulating a flight to those in it. The... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

its a nice place to visit for people of all ages. showing many of the old and new techniques to fire fighting. nice lace and nice people working within.

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