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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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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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Visit before taking in a sumo tournament

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Sydney
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Libertyville, Illinois
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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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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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