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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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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
Description: 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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Learn when Edo became Tokyo and lots more...

This is a wonderful modern spacious Museum. Inside you cross a replica of the Sumida bridge to get to see large scale models of the Imperial palace in the 1600's and as you follow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful modern spacious Museum. Inside you cross a replica of the Sumida bridge to get to see large scale models of the Imperial palace in the 1600's and as you follow the tour around past large replicas of a Kabuki Theatre and other buildings, past the swords and clothing from the 1600's to the air raid shelters... More 

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The museum is amazing overall, they offer free tour guide in different languages and it takes you trough the Edo Period of Japan. The Meiji period you have to do it by yourself but it is not long. We were surprised by hearing that a lot of the museum belongings are replicas and not the originals. And Overall the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

With a wonderful English speaking guide to take us through this museum, we gained a great insight into the cultural history of Tokyo. The displays are clearly set out and explanations are provided throughout. I would highly recommend this as a good starting point for your tour of Tokyo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This museum gives a beautiful look at the transition from the shoguns of the Edo period to the current Tokyo. We were traveling with our young kids and the detailed dioramas and hands-on exhibits were a great way to spend our first morning in Tokyo. Plan to spend about two hours here. Make sure to use the coin lockers for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

You'll certainly learn a lot about the history of Edo (Tokyo) with a visit to this museum. It was great to go here early in my trip to Tokyo, as it added a lot of background flavor for visits to other sites and made those experiences even more rewarding.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very interesting museum about how has the japanese society been changing since the Edo period till now. Is probably the one I enjoyed the most in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I am not a huge fan of museums, as so many seem to be rather dry and stuffy. However, the Edo-Tokyo Museum is well laid-out and interesting, featuring many hands-on and large-scale models and other 3D exhibits. The museum provides an excellent insight into the Edo period and the development of Japan itself, and its Westernisation. It is well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Fantastic museum that gives the history of Tokyo and Japan. Easy to get to and inexpensive. Allow several hours.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

No idea whether it is a good museum or not as it was closed when we went to visit. Very disappointing! Trip to Sumida was a waste of time except that we did get to see the Sumo museum. Such a key museum should be open every day of the year. There is some information that it is closed on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A highlight among Tokyo museums. Get the free audio guide. Various things for children (anyone really) to interact with. Could have more English interpretive signage though,as many explanations of Edo period economics etc are only in Japanese

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Additional Information about Edo-Tokyo Museum

Address: 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3626-9974
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Sumida
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

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