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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
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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Impressive, interesting, informative and fun

Life size exhibits chart the history of Edo up to the present day. Explanations are clear and informative. Some of the models are fabulous. We spent a lot of time on the older... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Chester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Life size exhibits chart the history of Edo up to the present day. Explanations are clear and informative. Some of the models are fabulous. We spent a lot of time on the older stuff and had to rush through the modern exhibits, which was a pity because for westerners Japan is still an unfamiliar culture. We went at the end... More 

London
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157 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A wonderful museum which is above the others for its setting and interactivity. Really enjoyed this and one of the better gift stores in a museum. Lots to take pictures with and lots of interesting information about things such as the occupation of japan by the allied forces after the second world war.

Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit to when in Tokyo. Provides a great history of Tokyo from its roots as Edo. I suggest booking a tour guide (free) prior to arriving. I failed to and they were too busy to fit me in. The audio guide (free) was good though, but given the great displays it wasn't essential. The special exhibition looked... More 

Perth, Australia
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184 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice museum that I have enjoyed a few years ago. This time I chose to have some advice from a free volunteer guide. Our friendly guide was wonderfully knowledgable about Tokyo, and able to unpack for us many things not immediately clear to casual observers such as us. He was also aware of time, so did... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Come here if you want to experience Japanese history and cultural evolution since the Edo period. The well thought out floor plan brought us from one section to another section so the experience flowed seamlessly. Love the life-sized replica of houses which you can enter and touch the items in display!

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A very well organized and clean place to spend a couple of hours. Nice information about Tokyo and a good gift shop. Very informative with a particularly strong collection of 20th century Tokyo city life images and objects. Be careful about using elevators and escalators--the elevators are pretty slow and some escalators go down but not up. You can therefore... More 

Lagos, Nigeria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This museum is a must see for anyone who wants to learn about the culture and history of Tokyo and Japan. It's huge and there are so many fascinating and interactive exhibits, one hour will only scratch the surface. Pictures are allowed in designated areas and of course you can purchase souvenirs before you leave. The facility can be accessed... More 

Reims, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Edo museum was a very nice surprise! Our teenager boys loved it, so did we. Explains the old Tokyo and the life before.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

江戸東京博物館 This is a wonderful metropolitan museum in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district. The area is best known for the sumo arena (Ryogoku Kokugi-kan) and the museum is located right next to the sumo arena. It’s best for you to get to Ryogoku by using Japan Railways (JR) Sobu-sen Line (a light yellow one). Once you get off the train at JR... More 

Incheon, South Korea
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73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The museum is very spacious, and allows for a nice stroll. Got a free guide, the excellent Mr Yasuda, who was very helpful throughout. The model recreations of Edo castle were beautiful, but the real size recreations of the houses was excellent! Highly recommended.

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