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Address: 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3626-9974
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Educational and enjoyable

And so now I know a bit about Tokyo's history, the Shogun, life in old Tokyo, concubines, kabuki theatre and more. Model and miniature scale facilities (from those used by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

And so now I know a bit about Tokyo's history, the Shogun, life in old Tokyo, concubines, kabuki theatre and more. Model and miniature scale facilities (from those used by commoners to the Shogun and the Emperor) are all meticulously presented with great detail. Interactive exhibits provide good relief from just the visual senses being stimulated. We arrived to find... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best museums I've been to especially with the audio guide. The permenant exhibits provide a real insight into the cultural and historical development of edo and Tokyo. Manageable in half a day easily. Would recommend well above the Tokyo national museum.

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This Museum gives a perfect picture of Tokyo during Edo time. I really liked various cycles as one can seat on them.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The museum tells the story of he development and history of Tokyo from its beginnings as Edo. There is plenty to see with large exhibits and very interesting information.

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Aarschot, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Evolution of Tokyo very well explained in text and displays, different languages are available "onscreen"; furthermore this museum offers free service of tour guides in some foreign languages(best check this ahead); the displays and maquettes are wonderful, with so much eye for detail. Staff is very friendly, they have nice museum shop.. Really worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a decent overview of the time period. Was quite small but still probably the best museum in Tokyo for this part of history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply one of the most interesting museums around. Focus on last few hundreds years of Japan, especially Tokyo. Houses are recreated as they would have been. Models of castles and town life are there to experience. History through WW2 to today are brought to life with artefacts, photos and displays. Young and not so old will have fun and appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just next to the Sumo Wrestling Arena (Ryōgoku Kokugikan) easy access from Ryogoku Station. There's costs for the permanent exhibition or the special exhibition which they change each season or so. The cost of ¥600 for just the permenant or ¥1200 for both if I remember... We just did the permanent exhibition and went up the elevator to that floor.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very big and nice museum. It's a great museum that show the history of japan and information of Edo period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this museum! For starters, it's contained in a huge space, kind of like a indoor soccer stadium. Very dramatic when we walked in. The history of Japan was presented in the most visual ways. Displays ran from detailed, small-scale replicas of an Edo village (home of the shogun) all the way to a full-sized Japanese farm house from... More 

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