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Edo-Tokyo Museum

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This fascinating museum displays artifacts and architecture that tell a tale of Tokyo's history. Exhibits include replicas of historical Kabuki theatre and the original Edo Castle.
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1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3626-9974
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Reviewed yesterday

And I really mean LOTS of history. So go pick what you want to see. Many miniatures, paintings, photos, things of all kind and lots of Japanese school children, too. Volunteers offer free guided tours in several languages.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elina S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best museums I've ever explored. Definitely a must see before you head out to explore the wonders of Japan as it will educate you :)

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hristo L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing like walking through history to learn more about the Edo Period and Tokyo at the Edo-Tokyo Museum. The museum highlights the history, life, and culture of the Tokyo from the 1600s also known as Edo Period to the transition of Tokyo today. With the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Larry-Calif
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is an excellent way to spend a few hours learning about the history of Tokyo. Almost all of the signage is in English and there are also audioguides available for a refundable deposit. This museum would pair nicely with a trip to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Skaerje
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

日本人であっても一度は行ってもいいかな?と思える博物館。結構内容が充実しており、また室内なので雨の心配もいりません。都営ですから価格も安く、子供連れには良いかもしれません。難点は駐車料金が高いことくらいかと思います。 もし外国人をご案内するつもりであれば、是非、無料のガイドツアーを利用することをお勧めします。 It’s good place to learn Japanese Culture. This museum has a lot of historical buildings and stuffs inside. And also, they provide a giddies tour with free. It takes 1.5 hours. It’s a little bit long but if you want to learn Japanese...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KonaHualalai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our time was limited, so we took the free English tour. The guide was excellent as she skillfully took us through the highlights of the museum. There were ample English descriptions, so if you prefer to take your time you could tour the museum on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Blabbott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ignore the critical review stating that there's no English literature - there's detailed information on everything. I don't know that I've ever stayed in a museum for a whole day, but we found this place so fascinating and interactive that we went for lunch on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Walker1066
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum to see the history of the city. The models of the buildings are particularly impressive. It’s a fun and interesting way to pass a couple of hours

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank E9706FNpaulo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This covers the Edo period for Tokyo with dioramas and full size displays. There are many display cases with a cross-section of everyday life of the city prior to becoming the national capital. When exiting take the escalator, you won't forget it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just east of the sumo palace (which was closed) so we visited before lunch. Pretty fantastic museum, especially with the models, dioramas and full-size artifacts that helped you see and experience the history of Japan. We enjoyed it a lot more than we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bob H
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Hannah M
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Andrew L | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly not here, cash only.
April 1, 2018|
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I already visited the museum. The lockers are small, not suitable for a carry on. But they can store bigger luggage at the ticketing counter by the coin lockers they have a special room for that. 😉
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October 15, 2017|
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The museum is currently closed until March 2018.
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Dejan P
Tokyo itinerary review for a family (4 Replies)
Hello everybody ! Next week we are finally going on our first trip to Japan. I would appreciate if you could comment and make suggestions/additions/changes on my Tokyo itinerary which I planned for my family of four (two boys 11 + 7). Thanks a lot. Sat 8.04. Tsukiji, Ueno park, Tokyo National Museum, Akihabara, ??? Sun 9.04. Yoyogi park, Harajuku, Ōta Memorial Museum of Art (Ukyo-e museum), Shinjuku, Shibuya Mon 10.04. Kamakura and Enoshima Tue 11.04 Edo-Tokyo museum, Odaiba, ??? Wed...More
April 02, 2017|
Response fromSelsy|
I'm not sure that the Ota Memorial Museum will appeal to children. I think they will get good exposure to Japanese culture and history from the Tokyo National Museum and the Edo Tokyo Museum, so you could drop the Ota Museum from the itinerary.
Palo Alto, California
Itinerary feedback for 12 day trip with kids (4 Replies)
Hello! I have learned so much reading these forums! Thank you for all the shared wisdom. I will be traveling to Japan with my family in June. We have two daughters, ages 11 and 9, and I would love some feedback on this itinerary. We are an active family, who enjoy hiking. Also enjoy eating and looking forward to department store food halls. Friday, June 2: Flight from US Saturday, June 3: Arrive Tokyo evening, Staying in Shibuya Sunday, June 4: Tokyo Day 1: West side sights:...More
May 06, 2017|
Response fromSelsy|
I think your itinerary is pretty good, and fairly realistic. You're covering two weekends, where you will be in popular and busy places so some crowds will be unavoidable. Day 1 - this area is particularly busy on a Sunday, but I can also understand why you would want to be here on a Sunday. I'd say just be mentally prepared this, and stick with your plans. At Meiji-jingu, be sure to go to the garden, which is an extra charge, but the irises will be flowering. This is a really beautiful...More
Is it realistic to fit these in to one day? (12 Replies)
I am working on our Tokyo Itinerary for April 2018 (2 adults and 2 children 8,11). The following attractions seem to be relatively close to group together in a one day itinerary - do you think it is realistic to fit them all in to one day? (most likely on a Saturday or Sunday) Edo Tokyo Museum Senso-ji Temple Wander around the shopping street surrounding Ueno Station Ueno Zoo Tokyo Dome (for Thunder Dolphin roller coaster and maybe Big 'O' wheel only) Thanks!
February 16, 2018|
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