Fire Museum

Fire Museum, Yotsuya: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Fire Museum Reviews: 4/5

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The area
Address
Neighborhood: Shinjuku
Shinjuku is the commuting capital of Tokyo, and contains the busiest train station in the world. To the west, there's an office district with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office at its center. To the east, there’s a district with long-established department stores, cinemas and theaters. Shinjuku Gyoen is a park originally built as the garden for the Imperial Household. It is quite famous as a venue for cherry-blossom viewing in March and April. In Shinjuku, many restaurants operate all night, and districts such as Omoide Yokocho (Memory Lane) or Shinjuku Golden Machi have back streets filled with tiny restaurants and bars that reflect each owner’s unique taste and style.
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Dana Dupen
4 contributions
Enjoyable museum for those curious about the Fire Brigade
Nov 2019
I had this museum high on my list considering my father is a firefighter in Australia.

The history levels and the static displays of the fire fighting equipment was fascinating, comparable to the Fire Museum in Penrith, Australia with the amount of displays of vehicles, in air sea and on the ground.

The day I visited, the displays you could usually sit in where closed to the public; though you could still view them.

It will be on my father's list to visit when he is able to.
Written May 4, 2020
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Armsie78
Bogangar, Australia12 contributions
Worth a visit
Feb 2020 • Family
If you have small kids this is a must. Loads of interactive exhibits and a helicopter on the roof the kids can play in. Highly recommend.
Written February 28, 2020
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Kristine S
26 contributions
Fun with small kids
Dec 2019
Our hotel is nearby the place and near the subway so we've decided to drop by.

It is free. Clean and great educational experience for small kids. it is also interactive and less crowd. The staff were friendly and accommodating.
Written January 4, 2020
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Jason L
Singapore, Singapore466 contributions
Put this as your last choice to visit if you have the spare time.
Dec 2019
More for young kids to guide them about how the fire department work and the history of the fire department. I thought there was an earthquake simulation, but no. Put this as your last choice to visit if you have the spare time.
Written December 26, 2019
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auntieadriene
singapore106 contributions
Impressive free museum
Nov 2019 • Family
An impressive free museum that the children will enjoy.

Start with a queue for the helicopter at level 5.

Then head down to level 3 for kids activities including dress up and driving a simulator fire engine and another helicopter.

Basement level has a small gift shop with all types of fire engines and ambulances.

A bonus is that it’s next to a functioning fire station so we saw many emergency vehicles heading out whilst we were commuting there and it was a real treat for the kids to see the sirens etc.

Easily connected to the station and would recommend doing this with the toy museum nearby.
Written November 3, 2019
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Sam K
1 contribution
Enjoyable visit to museum
Sep 2019 • Couples
Visited the museum and was very happy with the way things have been prepared there. A floor basically with each era of service is great. I think it suits all ages very well. Bonus is the working fire station next door, where you can see training and responses at times which was cool.
Written September 21, 2019
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kwis_148
Sydney27 contributions
Toddlers loved it!
Aug 2019 • Family
Our youngest is obsessed with fire trucks and he really enjoyed seeing all the retired fire fighting vehicles, as well as playing with the interactive exhibits. Even his 4 year old sister got into the history of fire fighting!

Entry is free, just need to park the pram in the museum designated pram-parking areas as the museum itself is quite small and is split over several levels. There is no food or drink allowed in the museum, but if you do bring your own food, there is a designating eating area on the top floor. There is no cafe in the museum itself and many of the locals come prepared with lunch.
Written August 31, 2019
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epy28
Jakarta, Indonesia40 contributions
Great museum!
Jul 2019
My youngest son loved this museum! Well, he's always been obsessed with fire trucks so a visit to this museum was definitely on our list when we visited Tokyo.

This museum is in the same building as a real fire station, Yotsuya Fire Station, so the second floor was off-limits as it's the office for the fire station. The museum has a lot of information on the vehicles and the safety gears, and it even has an exhibit with moving cars, toy-people and blazing paper imitating fire that shows how a Japanese fire department would respond and react when there's a fire in their neighborhood. It's in Japanese only but it is still both informative and entertaining. This museum also has a fire-fighting helicopter perched outside on the fifth floor where you can enter, sit and take pictures.

If your little one is a fire-trucks-obsessed-kid like mine, I'd suggest visiting this museum while you're in Tokyo. It's easy to find since the subway entrance is on level B1 of this building. And not to mention, it's free! :)
Written August 29, 2019
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Brett J
Ayase, Japan8 contributions
Awesome
Aug 2018
Entry is free, great assembly of historical items. Did I mention it’s free? When family from the states come for visit it’s a point of interest that is high on the list.
Written July 2, 2019
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Robert R
8 contributions
Great Exhibit
May 2019 • Couples
If looking to fill your day definitely head for this site. Free entry if city precinct and has good information on history of Fire Fighting in Japans History. Some interactive displays which young kids ( and older ones ) would get a buzz out of, Well worth doing maybe 1 hour out of your day ,
Written June 11, 2019
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  • Tue - Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM