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Address: 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3626-9974
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

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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Great museum, take the free tour if possible

Very informative and interesting exhibit. Saw the transition of Tokyo from Edo till today, and there were many replicas (life sized or miniature) that helped to put us in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had a free guide who was really informative. If you are into history, allow more time, there are plenty to see and feel.

Thank Howard O
Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative and interesting exhibit. Saw the transition of Tokyo from Edo till today, and there were many replicas (life sized or miniature) that helped to put us in the shoes of those in that era. The museum provides free English tours, and our guide Shuichi was awesome! Not only was he knowledgable and friendly, he really brings the exhibit... More 

Thank shixinn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Once you're in, there's a desk to the right (before the bridge) with 'free' guides who speak many languages. We were lucky to get a lovely knowledgeable gentleman who took us around and explained the exhibits and their relevance to Japan's history. Regret- we didn't allow enough time. Should of allowed for 2 hours.

Thank Kimberley K
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Did this towards the end of our trip to Tokyo. Wish we'd done it first thing. Very interesting step back into the history of Tokyo from the Edo period to present day. If you are quick and don't read everything allow 2 hours

Thank Andrew1109
Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, holiday is free entrance for this Museum. Quite a large place. Two floors of permanent exhibits. Some hands on stuff so pretty interactive. Also a lot of models and re-creations. The visual helps the understanding. Educational. Can bring kids because of many hands on displays.

Thank Qodesh
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have spare time and just go and found out that it was free for visitor until 3 January 2017. Not sure if they do this every new year period, but you can try to visit next year and see if they exempt the entry fee again. We went there by taking Asakusa Line (Toei Subway), the museum is directly... More 

Thank Jess317
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started to explore on our own, but decided to wait for a free English tour guide offered by the museum. Definitely glad we did. The museum was great, but we were missing key stories, the background, and the significance of some of the exhibits on our own. The tour guide provided great context. Great history and amazing team of... More 

Thank indyemmett
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on numerous occasions, enjoyed the history of Japan as well as the emergence of Tokyo. You can either view on your own or pay a few extra yen for either a narrative guide or actual guide. Plenty to see and experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with our family with 3 boys ages 10-14 on our last day in Tokyo as the museum was closed over the New Year period. We were limited with time but could have easily spent hours more. It is fascinating for adults and kids and next time we will get an English speaking guide. Go early to beat the... More 

Thank drsfr
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tokyo is a city with rich history, and this museum does a great job at showing it. The nihombashi bridge is beautifully replicated. The museum has many interactive stuff. The location of the museum is not the best, but it's still good. There are quite a few specialty cafes around IIRC. I recommend this museum if you want to look... More 

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