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Address: 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3626-9974
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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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Other Museums Need to Take a Page from This One

This is best laid-out, well-designed museum I've ever been to. Highly educational, excellent use of models, and content completely translated into English. If you go to Tokyo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is best laid-out, well-designed museum I've ever been to. Highly educational, excellent use of models, and content completely translated into English. If you go to Tokyo, schedule at least half a day, if not more. Has three restaurants in the vicinity (the Italian one is lovely).

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Farmingdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very informative. Volunteer guides who speak English. Wonderful for kids-a number of hands on exhibits to touch and try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Ask at the front desk about the Special exhibitions - I was told there weren't English translations at the current exhibit so I just went into the main museum. I didn't engage one of the free guides but was able later on to ask a few specific questions that arose in my mind as I looked around the excellent exhibition.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Then this is the place. It has some very interesting things that gives you alot if insight into how they lived in the Edo periode in Japan.

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Knivsta, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Tip number one: engage one of the Volonteer Guides when you enter. The hour-and-a-half we walked around with our english speaking gentleman gave us a really great insigt in the development of Tokyo during the Shogun period. the museum is modern with models and hands-on artefacts that tells you the story in a comprehendible way. So I would start my... More 

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After several days of visiting Shrines and Temples in Tokyo we decided to visit the Tokyo Museum. It is located close to both the Sumo wresting arena and some very beautiful Shrines and gardens. The entrance fee is quite small (circa £2) and well worth the visit. it puts the history of Japan into perspective looking over the last 1000... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Really enjoyed the visit. This museum has a great gift shop in which I could have spent a small fortune. The restaurant is also worth having lunch in. Good food, excellent service (like most of Tokyo) and a great view down onto the Sumo arena next door.

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

After the longest escalator ride possible, descend through Tokyo history. Interactive, and informative for this visitor.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Excellent overview on the history of EDO and Japanese Culture. Many of the "idividual streaks" of Japanese culture get understandable after visiting this museum

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Florence, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

interesting models (some life size) of Tokyo from about 1600-1900, but most labels were in Japanese. Nice gift shop.

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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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