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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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The history of Japan

Initially i wasn't too sure about going to this museum, but my husband really wanted to go . . . and I was so glad he stuck to his guns! This museum is nothing like a stuffy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Initially i wasn't too sure about going to this museum, but my husband really wanted to go . . . and I was so glad he stuck to his guns! This museum is nothing like a stuffy history museum . . .there are so many exhibits and the best part is that you can 'play' and interact with loads of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great palce to know more about the history of the Japanese people. Unfortunately thay don't have an Arabic translator so we took an English one. It gives new knowledge about the Japanese culture.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This museum is more like a time machine. Let me explain. Most museums I know of are the "walk around and look at stuff on the other side of a glass panel" type of museums. This museum has few glass cases too but a lot of it is more "walk in and feel the history". Let me say that the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Worth strolling through this very large museum to get a taste of old Tokyo. The art, history, exhibits, lay out all make it easy to view and navigate. If you go in January/May/September, it's worth stopping over (get tickets) to watch sumo next door. Definitely worth a stop when in Tokyo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Seriously, few museums, if any, make a city's history into something so interesting. Real life models of so many things, from homes to a bridge! Scale models of the old Edo, from the castle to different areas of the city. It also shows so much more with interactive "please touch"displays. The best museum I've been to in Japan, out of... More 

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Pontresina, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This museum is really worth it if you want to learn more about Tokyo. From its beginning, how it grew through land reclamation, was destroyed through fire, earthquake and war and rebuilt into what you see today. The exhibits are really great and the museum offers free multilingual guides on the 6th floor to take you around - and yes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

On their own, the meticulously crafted dioramas showing life in Edo are worth the trip. But then, this museum has a lot more to offer. The moment we crossed over the replica of the Nihonbashi Bridge, we were transported right into Tokyo's history. Life-size and interactive replicas of vehicles and even merchant stalls were nice touches that helped bring the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The highlight of my recent visit was the special exhibit on the Battle of Sekigahara. My eight-year-old sone and nine-year-old nephew were captivated by the 400-year-old samurai armor and swords, as well as the short film that explained the rapidly changing alliances during the battle. Most of the exhibit was in Japanese, with some English translation but overall it was... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Edo-Tokyo museum sits in a very attractive building just beside the Sumo stadium. This museum is very attractive and interactive as well. You can explore how people in Tokyo live from time to time. Definitely worth to visit, especially if you are a first timer to Japan.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It's been a couple of weeks since we visited the Edo Museum and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. On trips we've taken to other cities/countries we spent a lot of time in museums. Sometimes all day. But for some reason I just wasn't feeling the Edo Museum. There were certainly some interesting things to look at... More 

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