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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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Hours:
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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main collection closed but small one summarized one open, & GOOD!

Unluckily, when I was in Tokyo, Edo-Tokyo museum was under renovations. So the access to the whole museum was closed. But they made a small collection with the main pieces and set... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Unluckily, when I was in Tokyo, Edo-Tokyo museum was under renovations. So the access to the whole museum was closed. But they made a small collection with the main pieces and set it up on the first floor. To be honest it was great considering I was a bit short on time, and I got to see a bit of... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Tells the story of Tokyo's growth from fishing village into one of the world's great cities, with massive scale models, extensive artifacts, several shows and pictures.

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Esposende, Portugal
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63 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

When you see a space shuttle you know that you arrived there. It's one of the most well kept secrets of Tokyo.

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Tokyo, Japan
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148 reviews 148 reviews
81 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our family with young kids visited for a change of pace before hours of sitting watching sumo next door and enjoyed it (and the sumo too!). Huge building and escalator to entrance feels like Star Trek, but the cavernous space is well filled with exhibits of all sizes, from streetscapes, homes, shops, cars and full-scale bridge replica to the most... More 

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London, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If history is your thing, you will enjoy learning about how Japanese society and Edo/Tokyo developed. If you aren't into history, then you might not enjoy these attractions.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited this place after the Ryogoku Kokugikan. We found it was quite a pleasant stop to understand Japanese culture in Edo time. The museum itself has a very good collection to have a look at as well as trying your luck in carrying pales and going on bicycles. Good bits - Good collection Bad bits - most of the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Some of the museum was closed, but it was still interesting, you can have your picture taken in different Japanese things. There's also a big shop where you can but all Japanese things.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I enjoyed what I saw; very informative. However, most of the museum is currently closed. Looking forward to returning. While the tourbook suggested there was an audio guide, the ticket desk did not. Most of the signage is in Japanese so that limited my understanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I was originally going to the SKYTREE but as the weather and visibility was bad I changed my plans and went to the 'Edo-Tokyo Museum' and I am so glad I did as I learnt much of the Edo period and the history and culture of Japan and its Capital City. The Permanent Exhibitions on upper floors of the Museum... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Really enjoyed this museum. We were encouraged to take the free Museum Tour. So glad that we did this. Our guide spoke perfect English and there were only 4 of us on this tour. He explained everything so well and because we were really interested he took extra time. The tour lasted 2 and half hours and we learnt so... More 

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