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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

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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Maybe the best city history museum in the world

I've been to Japan twice and this museum 3 times, it never fails to impress. As a museum for the history of a city, I think its only competition may be the City of London museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Reston, Virginia
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Reston, Virginia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been to Japan twice and this museum 3 times, it never fails to impress. As a museum for the history of a city, I think its only competition may be the City of London museum. The exhibits cover the Edo period through modern times (2000). The models of the early city are incredibly well-done. The staff are friendly, you... More 

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Zushi, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of four spent a morning in the engaging Edo-Tokyo museum. The special exhibit was on Leonardo DiVinci and had numerous sketches and art pieces. The fee was 1600 per adult and 700 per child for both the special exhibit and the permanent exhibit. I believe the Di Vinci exhibit lasts until April 2016. It is worth the time... More 

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Aomori, Japan
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277 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum offers well-staged exhibits and descriptions (written in English and several other foreign languages) of Tokyo's past and present. There is much to see, read, and absorb: scale models (e.g. Edo Castle), artwork and crafts, maps, re-created building facades and typical residences, etc. For people (both young and old) interested in the city and its history, the museum is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to go to the Sumo museum but on arrival discovered it was closed during the tournament weeks, so we went to Edo-Tokyo instead. We were lucky enough to be offered a one hour guided tour with a lovely lady who spoke excellent English. Her charm and enthusiasm for the artefacts ensured that we both enjoyed our visit and... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in Japanese history, then I would recommend this museum over some of the others located in Ueno Park. I really enjoyed the numerous models and various displays throughout the facility. If you're into WWII history, there is a large section dedicated to what it was like to live in Tokyo during the air raids, and gives perspective... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very impressive museum. Lots of small and large scale models, including a bridge, houses etc, and artefacts charting the history of Tokyo from the Edo period to now. Impressive collection, and many English signs, don't really need the audio guide, though it is free. There are also guides who will show you around, we didn't have one... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful museum from start to finish! After the purchase of my ticket, I took the escalator up to the 6th floor and what met by the signs...free Guide ( in many languages). They asked me from what country I was from and what language I would like from the Guide. Thus, we started on almost 3 hours of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum shows the development of Tokyo from feudal times to the modern day. The building alone is worth seeing from the outside. Inside is a big open floor plan, with good display, many interactive. The displays and accompanying information are informative without being overwhelming. Recommend for those that want to get a sense of how Tokyo became what it... More 

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Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressive exhibitions of Edo-Tokyo and its history. Interactive opportunities that will entertain kids young and old. Seemed to appeal to both Japanese and international visitors.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to spend a couple of hours wondering through the museum. Currently there is a special exhibition of Italian art on the first floor associated with Leonardo da Vinci which is worth a look before heading to the 6th floor and the Edo-Tokyo history. I would suggest putting a couple of hours aside otherwise you will miss some... More 

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