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Edo-Tokyo Museum

1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo Prefecture 130-0015, Japan
+81 3-3626-9974
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Ranked #2 of 37 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. Exhibits include replicas of an ancient Kabuki... more » 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. « less
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

for those interested in understanding history of Tokyo - great place you have audio guides to help understand the displays. Great reconstructions & small models on display

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Taguig City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Super like this museum, mr. Seiichi Inoue was our guide, walked us thru the history of tokyo (edo period). Good to now how tokyo evolved to what it is today

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Edo turned out to be a good history museum especially on the older Edo period and less so on modern Tokyo. So, it depends on what period you're interested in. In general it didn't strike me as a 5* as aears in a number of guide books.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This museum is very interesting, and has some quite impressive displays, including some life size reconstructions and a lot of smaller models that give a fascinating glimpse into the city's history. The exhibits are varied and the models make it quite kid-friendly, since it's easy to be curious, ask questions and tell stories. I visited with my 9 year old... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Such an amazing place, big and informative. You wont feel board of the load of informations you will read about as you will be walking looking at different models and displays that are well presented. Enjoyed the english earphones as i cant read Japanese. A very good start if you are interested in Japanese history.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

many costumes, even hair dos of gaisha. the history of the shoguns. The way houses looked built in miniatures. Also watching many school children visit this museum was revealing the respect the Japanese pass on their children.

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Hollywood, Florida
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Went to this Museum to experience a tea ceremony on the grounds. It was free that day. I only paid 300 yen for the tea ceremony. The flowers, the buildings, the idea of this type of museum is wonderful. Very peaceful once a secluded area is found.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Came to the Edo-Tokyo Museum to kill some time before watching the Sumo Wrestling Tournament in Ryogoku next door. Didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I would have but the tour guide made it absolutely wonderful. The admission for an adult is 600 yen. If you want there are headsets with English Translation that are rented out... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is clearly a museum that has put some serious thought and effort into maximizing the experience for its guest. There's a well laid out route that follows both chronologically and thematically, interspersed with a number of kid friendly hands-on activities and photo ops. And the model cities are amazingly detailed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

I spent a couple hours in the Edo-Tokyo Museum and learned a great deal about The history and culture. The best decision i made was asking for on of the volunteer guides. As soon as you arrive on the sixth floor you will see a counter and sign about the free guides. The guide was so much better than any... More

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