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Edo-Tokyo Museum

Address: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo Prefecture 130-0015, Japan
Phone Number: +81 3-3626-9974
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Ranked #1 of 36 Attractions in Sumida
Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This fascinating museum displays artifacts and architecture that tell a tale of Tokyo's history...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: This fascinating museum displays artifacts and architecture that tell a tale of Tokyo's history. Exhibits include replicas of an ancient Kabuki theatre and the original Edo Castle.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

I like history very much so for me this place was amazing. I do not know what to say. I highly recomend everyone.

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frederick, maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Excited about this widely promoted and top rated museum, we found only a small "special exhibit" that took about 15 minutes to see (cost 300 JPY). The museum has been closed for renovations until some time next year. The plans for the future displays look very impressive. Check the museum website for the opening.

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

This museum is the story of how Tokyo went from being a backwater fishing village in 1600 to the largest city in the world. Its exhibits cover daily life in town, regional economics, arts and theatre, and more. The main exhibition has so much content it took me two visits to really get through it all.

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A great blend of information, exhibits, performances and hands on activities. There is a great deal of information to take in and I enjoyed it all. I am a museaum geek and have pretty high standards but this met them.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was really looking forward to visiting this museum. We went on Tuesday as they are closed on Mondays, guess what, the week we were there they were also closed on Tuesday. Just meant another day of subway travel to get there when open. The displays were interesting. I wish they would add English translation to at least some of... More 

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Gympie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you are there at about 10;30am take up a position on the Nihonbashi to watch the drum show below. It was very entertaining although mainly orientated towards the many school kids in attendance. The building appears somewhat imposing externally but the use of space offers different levels & rooms for the exhibits. Definitely worth a visit, and, as already... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Heaps to learn but about to close for several months for refurbishment but if yiu like museums and interested in history than do visit and follow up with a chanko nabe sumo lunch at any of the many nearby restaurants.

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Las Pinas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Good place to visit to get a better insight into Tokyo and its history. There are very good and pleasant guides. I recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What you're met with first is a very unique looking building (architecture enthusiasts will find the building fascinating in itself.) It looks like something out of Star Wars! There's quite a lot to see with heaps of scale models as well as life-sized bridges and buildings inside. It's really quite a large building! The tickets are quite cheap at 600yen... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This museum was fantastic. It was set up in an incredibly accessible way for all styles and ages of learners. Many exhibits - full-sized recreations of buildings and items lived in and used by Edo-ites over time - could be touched, pulled, and sat on. This made it friendly for kids and also engaged a lot of adults (myself included).... More 

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