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Edo-Tokyo Museum

1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo Prefecture 130-0015, Japan
+81 3-3626-9974
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Ranked #1 of 38 Attractions in Sumida
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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. Exhibits include replicas of an ancient Kabuki theatre and the original Edo Castle.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I visited this museum with Japanese friends. I was impressed by the scope and accessibility of the information. It was a great way to learn a lot about Tokyo.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I spent a couple hours in the Edo-Tokyo Museum. I was amazed by the museum structure itself. With many directories in English and a friendly tourguide that helped me easily to learn a lot of information about the history and culture of Japan. Well worth your time and money! I would highly recommend this museum if you visit Tokyo.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Edo Museum could be done quickly and would still be an experience worth doing, but if you enlist one of the free guides (in many langueages), the museum comes alive with commentary, both personal and canned. We had the pleasure of having an 80 year old guide who related his perosnal experiences both before and after WWII and it... More

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Mainz, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

For me personally this was the highlight of my trip in Tokyo. Not necessarily because of especially unique exhibits but because of it being a central place to learn about Tokio and its history, going back to the times it was still called Edo. Just a couple of minutes away from the station you cannot miss this huge building. Whenever... More

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A really great museum covering the Edo-era. The miniature scenes showing Tokyo at the time, domestic scenes, some landmark buildings are truly impressive (not to mention the real-size replica of Nihonbashi bridge and the Kabuki theatre). The free guided tours are a great initiative too - I was lucky enough to have a private guide all to myself!

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lauranada
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24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Some elements of this museum were interesting and informative, others a little kitsch. It gives a good high level background to the history of Tokyo and it is quite an interesting building. We went about 4.30pm and it was not very busy at all.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A perfect museum if you want to learn more about the Edo-era. I strongly recommend that you take a volontary guide. The work at the museum for free and speak perfect english.

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Derby
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a beautifully done museum- a huge space with scaled vignettes of various times in Tokyo's history. I think that this would be a great place to start a visit to Tokyo because it provides a good introduction to the city. Great for kids. I arrived on a day when admission to the permanent exhibits was free so it... More

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New Delhi, India
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18 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

for those interested in understanding history of Tokyo - great place you have audio guides to help understand the displays. Great reconstructions & small models on display

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Taguig City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Super like this museum, mr. Seiichi Inoue was our guide, walked us thru the history of tokyo (edo period). Good to now how tokyo evolved to what it is today

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