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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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A bit of history

I loved this museum because it tells the history of fire engines in Japan and all the technology put there to bring this particular field to the right standards that the country... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Vancouver, Canada
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i read the reviews and thought that this would be awesome but i was disappointed. it's not very interactive for kids, and honestly i think they'd have more fun in a playground or park

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Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I loved this museum because it tells the history of fire engines in Japan and all the technology put there to bring this particular field to the right standards that the country is thriving to achieve.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

As is known, Japan is a country that is quite vulnerable to natural disasters, such as earthquakes, landslace, etc. They need a team and supporting devices are powerful to help the disaster case. Team is what role fully prepare a variety of things to anticipate events. The museum displays a variety of facilities and infrastructure associated with fires in tackling... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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 

3 Thank Seosamh126
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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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40 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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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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