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Edo-Tokyo Museum

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Address: 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3626-9974
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This fascinating museum displays artifacts and architecture that tell a...

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.

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The Edo Tokyo museum has a fabulous program offerings free guided tours in several languages. At 2 o'clock one afternoon When we went to the tour desk to ask about a 3 o'clock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Edo Tokyo museum has a fabulous program offerings free guided tours in several languages. At 2 o'clock one afternoon When we went to the tour desk to ask about a 3 o'clock tour ,Yuko , who was Staffing the volunteer desk told us that she would take us right away for an hour and a half. In very easy... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lots of displays about Tokyo's history from the Edo period to the present. The museum would be of most interest to adults and older children (10 years and older). Younger kids may not find it as interesting as there are not many interactive exhibits. English language guides are supposed to be available, although there were none when we visited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great area to stroll around for an afternoon. A little tricky to get to with public transportation. Take the JR train to Musashi-Koganei and then a bus. It lets you off right at the park. It is a large park, be prepared to walk. This is an open air museum. We took a packed lunch/Bento box with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super place. Lots to see and charming folk to show you around. Real sense of peace. Tea ceremony is hard to take seriously

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum has exhibits about life during the Edo period, both the town people, and the Shogun 'upper class'. There are life size and model size replicas of towns, a typical residence and Shogun estate, Kabuki theater. To get the most interesting information, sign up for a volunteer led tour. On the day we went, there was a live concert of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum covers history of Edo-Tokyo but also several aspects of Japanese history and culture. It is definitely worth the visit. I strongly suggest to ask for a guided tour. Kids will enjoy the interactive displays. The tours are ministered by volunteers and are free of charge. They have it in several languages. It makes all the difference, specially if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can find the volunteer guide in many different language. It is so exciting to know about history of Tokyo.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful museum that tells the story of the Edo period. Where so much of Tokyo is modern, this museum brings visitors back to the past to get a glimpse of Edo. The exhibits are carefully curated and informative. A must-go for visitors who want to learn more about Edo history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent reconstructions of buildings and people's lives in the Edo period. Also features a modern Tokyo exhibition. Although I didn't try any, free voluntary guides speaking several languages are available. The only downside is that the Japanese descriptions sometimes are more detailed than the Korean, Chinese and English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Edo Tokyo Museum is a great place to visit if you are very interested in the history of Tokyo or Edo. The life size scale of the exhibit is also a way of seeing how the Japanese lived during the 1920's and so on. Entrance fee is not expensive and worth the price of admission (less than 1,000 Yen). There... More 

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