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Address: 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
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+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
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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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I'm a Sucker for museums. This is a nice place to visit as it has a lot of interactive displays and shows how people of Japan lived during the Edo period. There is also a cultural... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a Sucker for museums. This is a nice place to visit as it has a lot of interactive displays and shows how people of Japan lived during the Edo period. There is also a cultural show which they have on the main hall. And free tour guide in different languages are available in certain times. I would imagine this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We immediately asked for a free tour guide. Our guide, T, was fantastic. He gave us lots of information on the history of Edo and Tokyo. I loved all the hands of activities and performances. We even learned to do paper cutting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Loved all the life-size replicas of old structure from Edo period, as well as all the incredibly detailed diorama. The life size sets are great as you are immersed in the setting and learn the layout of their old houses (they even include the drains). The Edo-Tokyo museum also has a lot of interactive exhibits to show you how people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, entertaining, interactive and very educational. Definitely a place where you must to go in Tokyo!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting museum full of great displays and interactive exhibits. The free show is worth catching - a woman balancing various items on her chin! Very enjoyable - especially for little ones. There is a free tour available in English, but only take this if you really want lots of detail and to be walked around the museum. Overall, a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is large and sits at the back of the Ryogoku JR Station and next to the Sumo Hall.This museum provides a very informative and interesting look at Japan's history during the Edo period.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this gallery with our two children aged 8 and 10 and were fortunate to join the free English tour with a very well informed and entertaining tour guide who bought the exhibition to life. Great entrance price and enough interactive and visually interesting displays to keep adults and kids entertained for the three hours we spent in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cavernous space filled with meticulous dioramas, reproductions of historic buildings, interactive displays, and beautifully preserved artifacts. A wonderful volunteer tour guide took us through the exhibit, including a behind the scenes look at the kabuki theater. I highly recommend avisit for anyone interested in Japanese history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most wonderful day in Tokyo.. with full of history, told by our guide which was very atractive women... explained the details about Edo History... really wanna go back here one day...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parents may hesitate to take their young ones to Museum in every holiday visit. But you should not miss this one for couple of reasons even if your young ones are not history buffs. First, this is a great entry to understand Japan's great history at a glance. Visit the Museum before exploring this country and getting senses of every... More 

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