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Edo-Tokyo Museum

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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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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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A Must Visit for Those Interested in Art and History!

My first visit (in 2014) was arranged through the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Visitor Center that provided two very knowledgeable guides who pointed out many high points that I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My first visit (in 2014) was arranged through the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Visitor Center that provided two very knowledgeable guides who pointed out many high points that I would have missed without a guided tour. In my second visit (in 2016), I took a family member and we spent more time seeing what we wanted to see in more detail.... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the exhibition is large and beautiful I've spent around 4.5 hours there and still didn't had enough. The museum contains large exhibition with models of Tokyo at the Edo era (1603- 1868) including beautiful models of the shogun and emperor palace, also include samurai armor and katana (sword)and so on. after words go into a real size model of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are at all interested in the history of Japan and specifically Tokyo, this is a must-see. The edifice itself looms high over the city and its enormity allows the recreation of entire buildings inside. The displays cover chronological history and thematic topics as well. Tucked away on one side of the fifth floor is an insightful array of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AT 600y for adults and free for children it is a bargain. Historical exhibits from Edo, Mejei and post WW2 periods which interested our children. Frequent performances (ranging from comic fiddler ro magician and traditional juggler) provided good balance to exhibits to keep children interested. We took a 10 minute ferry there from Asakusa which was a worthwhile change from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a student make sure to bring your student card with you as you get money off. Normal fare is ¥600 for students it's ¥480. The actual museum is 2 floors of Edo culture and traditional with a brilliant display of information and interactive exhibitions. I could of spent the whole day here but I arrived at 3pm and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We appreciated very much this museum, because it's not only about the past, but there are many live shows (we attended one about Japanese magic for around 45 min - where everyone was involved! - plus we saw another theatrical performance in Japanese). Many free English-speaking volunteers (plus in other languages) willing to show around to foreigners. Unfortunately, some exhibits... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Tokyo for the first time, you should visit this museum. It gives a quick bit detailed idea of Tokyo from the edo era to modrrm Japan. The perminant collection is on the 7th and 6th floor. Once you exit the museum through the long escelator contiue to the ground floor to check a coffee shop, an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in the history of Edo-Tokyo, this informative museum will keep you and your children busy for the entire afternoon. The miniature daimyo residence with all the architectural details was my favorite. Other miniature models depicting different periods of lives of Edo-Tokyo were equally fun to observe. Docents offer English and Japanese explanations of the exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have 2-3 hours spare, this is the best way to get to know better the Japanese culture as you can enjoy the full history of Tokyo. There are also interactive attraction for the youngest ones,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one place you shouldn't miss! Edo-Tokyo museum has elaborate dioramas, life sized displays and massive architecture that will impress the pants out of you. Unlike other museums where you just look, here you get to interact with a lot of things (as in touch or listen) to really imagine the kind of life that the Japanese had in... More 

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