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Fire Museum

3-10 Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
+81 3-3353-9119
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Ranked #9 of 64 Attractions in Shinjuku
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Doha, Qatar
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367 reviews 367 reviews
126 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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Manila
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
94 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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Umm Al Quwain, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

it was close to our hotel and we went to visit .. a very nice place if you love to see old pieces displayed and the progress of things .. very nice and not too crowded ... it was a pleasant museum to visit

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Cairns Region, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
78 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This place is so easy to find, right above the train station. Our kids loved running around trying all the different buttons, it is was wonderful to see such a great attraction that is free. Staff were helpful,the kids loved dressing up in costumes and also trying this helicopters out and the fire truck, with lights and a siren. We... More

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Bothell, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you're staying in the Yotsuya area check out the free Fire Museum. PROS: Lots of interesting displays and history on firefighting Can sit in some of the trucks Can dress up as a firefighter! Free photo Cute gift shop Friendly staff CONS: Lots of stairs and slow elevator The museum is very easy to find; it's right next to... More

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shrewsbury
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Very interesting place. Was close to our hotel Jal City and is worth the visit. Its quiet and the fire engines are many...there is a floor with lots of past history and also a helicopter on the roof!

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