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

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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Ankara, Turkey
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204 reviews 204 reviews
83 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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44 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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146 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My son really enjoyed his visit at this hidden treasure, all 9 (I think) floors of it. There are large firetrucks, helicopters and other vehicles that you and your kids can enjoy, if you are into picture-taking and make-pretend games. You can even try on fireman jackets and hard hats to internalize the feeling of being a firefighter. Each floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Visited here during February of 2014. If you are travelling with kids then its a must place to visit. Kids can play on firetrucks and simulated rescue helicopters. They even have a real helicopter on the roof where kids can get in and play. They also have a play area for kids with toys, colouring and craft kits. There are... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

As a paramedic in Canada this was a totally unexpected and detailed museum (with something like 6-7 floors?! It was free, and the staff were very helpful. Even if you're not interested in firefighters this was a very interesting history lesson. Honestly, it's better than most main museums in Canada...

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This place was great! It's right above the train station exit. We easily spent an hour and a half here. The highlight was definitely the decommissioned helicopter on the roof. Our children did NOT want to leave! They had a great time dressing up and learning about the history of firefighting in Japan. Best of all it was free! If... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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108 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

8月末頃の午後3時に訪問しました。晴れた日でしたが、 見えるべき富士山は見えませんでした。 6階は時節柄か関東大震災の詳しい展示がされてました。 5階には、江戸の火消の展示、解説があり、ここは大人 向けでしょうか?後は、明治から昭和にかけての変遷等。 東京メトロ丸の内線四谷三丁目駅2番出口を出るとすぐ 地下側の入り口があります。10階の休憩コーナーを除き どのフロアーも飲食禁止。休憩所は4人テーブルが約10 位あって、飲食できます。(飲み物自販機もあり) You can study a fire fighting exhibition in 17~18th century on 5th flooor.Maybe,you are interested in a fire brigade and systems through displays.Also these displays have English explanation and lending audio(including Chinese,Korean) guidance. On 10th floor you may look over Mt.Fuji if sky is fine. No fee.Nearest metro station :Yotsuya Sanchoume.... More 

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Staying in Shinjuku

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Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.