Fukagawa Edo Museum
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See village life in 19th-century Fukagawa in this reproduction village of traditional homes, inns, fish and produce stores, complete with an ambient sound track and seasonal plants and weather.
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Keizo
Kawasaki, Japan1,556 contributions
Oct 2021
It is near Kiyosumi Shirakawa subway station and it costs Yen400 for admission.
You can walk along recreated old Japanese style houses and feel the atmosphere how people lived in Edo. I might have visited this place long time ago then it would be my second.
Written October 30, 2021
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SPBray
London, UK27 contributions
Jan 2020
Lovely little museum, out of the bustling centre, with recreation of Edo-period village.
Staff extremely helpful, informative and friendly.
Written February 12, 2020
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tomizuta1953
Funabashi, Japan1,180 contributions
Nov 2019
The south eastern area of Koto Ward was known as the Fukagawa district in the Edo era, and was the eastern peripheral of Edo. As part of our half day excursion to Koto Ward, we visited this museum close to Kiyosumi-shirakawa on the Ooedo Line. Fukagawa Edo Museum (Fukagawa-shiryoukan) opened in 1986 and displays a full-scale replica of the township of Fukagawa in the late Edo era. It was fun slipping back in time to visit the houses and shops as they were in 1840. The normal admission fee is 400 yen but there is a concession price of 300 yen if you show your one day metro travelcard.
Written December 1, 2019
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davidslc
Singapore, Singapore74 contributions
Oct 2019
A life-sized reconstruction of a small village filled with articles of daily living. We were fortunate to be found by a guide, Yukiko, who demonstrated how everything worked - lamps and clothes and stoves and kimono and umbrellas and straw raincoats. Every house had a story. It was a really enjoyable and educational 90 minutes in a quiet charming neighborhood. I recommend you visit the Kayosumi gardens nearby afterward.
Written October 20, 2019
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Leanda D
Townsville, Australia58 contributions
Oct 2019
We stumbled upon this fantastic museum by accident as we were heading back to the Metro after visiting a nearby Sumo stable, Oguruma-beya. The entry price is only 400 yen, it's worth every penny. Inside they have re-created an Edo (old Tokyo) town, the attention to detail is magnificent. There are several English speaking guides who are all too happy to show you around (no charge) and I'd recommend this; you'll see all the small details you would miss on your own, plus learn a lot of history. Special thanks to our wonderful guide Nagano Higachi; you are very special lady and we enjoyed our time with you very much x
Written October 14, 2019
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Rosemary777
Glastonbury, CT58 contributions
Jul 2019
My friend invited me to visit this small museum in Fukagawa, Tokyo last summer. I love history, but my knowledge is mostly from books. I was very excited to experience "Edo" history in this replica town. The museum is relatively small but I spent 3 hours. Everything is so detailed, really fun to see. Volunteers are very knowledgable and friendly, also fun to talk to them. There are several foreign language speaker. The museum is indoor, so it is nice to visit even rainy day which is common in Japan.
Written September 25, 2019
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maritora
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan4,752 contributions
May 2019
The building has the look of a usual public hall, but inside there is a small city of the Edo period.
There are almost 10 buildings like a greengrocer, a stall of Japanese noodles and a river and a ship wholesaler house. You can enter almost all the buildings. Inside of the building, there are ancient daily items.
Some volunteer guides introduce the life of the Edo period free of charge.
Written September 25, 2019
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Robert58213
Stephenson, VA111 contributions
Jul 2019
My family and I visited the Fukagawa Edo Museum. Upon entering, we looked out on a small reproduction of a town. As we started to explore, a guide came up to us and asked if we spoke English. She then proceeded to give us a personal tour for 30-45 minutes, explaining the significance of the homes, townspeople, and representative items in the homes and shops. She brought the museum to life, and made it one of my family's favorite activities in the Tokyo area. This is a museum where you can learn a great deal about the Edo period, and it should not be missed.
Written August 12, 2019
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Charlie T
Shanghai, China32 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Not only an amazing place that helps to bring the history of Tokyo and the Edo period to life, but also features great guides like Atsuko who patiently answered my questions.

Sometimes, it is hard to find a museum that captivates you. This one is truly one of them.
Written August 4, 2019
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Kevin M
Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States226 contributions
May 2018 • Family
The Fukagawa Edo Museum is related to the larger Edo-Tokyo Museum. This one is more focused in scale, however, exhibiting a life-size city block from an Edo period (1600s-1800s) neighbourhood. The lights in the museum cycle to simulate the passing of day and night, which is atmospheric, but makes it hard to take photos with good lighting. Nonetheless, there are lots of little touches to accurately depict what life would have been like during the Edo period. I highly recommend seeking out a free volunteer guide, some of whom speak English, to make up for the limited signage.
Written April 30, 2019
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