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Edo-Tokyo Museum

Address: 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3626-9974
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Sumida
Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This fascinating museum displays artifacts and architecture that tell a tale of Tokyo's history...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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54 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

yes yes its undergoing renovations till March but it's still great fun and a real insight into the history of Tokyo

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

The museum still had a lot on display, including paintings, kimonos, and even rickshaws and 1800's style bicycles that you could sit and take a photo in. Would have liked to see the main exhibit though.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The museum consists of some models of old Tokyo (Edo) and a few other random artefacts with minimal descripption in English.

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The two floors with the layout of old Edo are currently undergoing renovation. Some pieces have been moved to a lower floor for viewing and are interesting to see. In all, I'd give it a pass until the full exhibit re-opens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Even though the main exhibit was closed until March 2015, the special temporary exhibit was well worth the 300¥. The signs had limited English explanation, but for the most part the section markers did a good job of explaining the historical significance of the exhibit items.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I usually avoid museums but this one was worth it. To see the history of Edo-Tokyo the large dioramas and other interesting period objects.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Museums are not among the best places to see in Japan as compared to Europe. But this museum is worth a visit and a must-visit if in Tokyo. Beautiful and lively display of Tokyo's history.

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Madurai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Edo museum at Tokyo has good collection of exhibits dating back to edo period and enables us to grasp the history of the evolution of Tokyo by foreign visitors like be easily. It is a must see place in Tokyo.It is worth visiting such places than just looking up on concrete tall buildings which have nothing to enrich our knowledge.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

One in our party was not very interested but as it was raining, he agreed. All 3 of us give it 5 stars. Fascinating life-size and scale models from 1600's to 20th century. Interesting building too. We even had a very pleasant late lunch.

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