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Fire Museum
Ranked #20 of 324 things to do in Shinjuku
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“Excellent Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2010

The Tokyo Fire Museum covers the history of the Tokyo Fire Department from it's early starts in Edo (old name for Tokyo) in the 17th century, through it's development and modernization in the Meiji period to the modern 21st century.

The museum is located inside a 10story building with 5 stories dedicated to the museum, other floors are used for special exhibits, and a real working fire station attached to the museum (fire station is off limits to visits). The 10th floor has a small observation area with a decent view and small cafeteria with vending machines selling drinks for those who need to take a break.

The museum is filled with artifacts, photos, uniforms, maps, fire trucks, and three helicopters chronicling the history of the fire service in Tokyo.

The museum is English friendly with most museum displays in both Japanese and English, also the pamphlet given to you at the front lobby is also bilingual.

The best part is admission to the museum is FREE.
The museum is open from 9:30 ~ 5:00pm
The museum is closed on Mondays, if Monday is a National Holiday the museum will be open, but it will be closed the next day.
Access to the museum via Yotsuya San Chome Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, the museum is located right in front of the station.

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“A Great Fire Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2007

My wife and I recently visited this wonderful musem. You can enter it directly from the subway station or at the street level entrance. Free admission.

It is a multi-story museum. All of the floors are accessbile by elevator. There are vehicles on the lower floor along with a helicopter hanging from the ceiling. Each of the other floors have exhibits grouped by theme. All of the exhibits are bilingual.

There is a small gift shop on the lower floor. On the 10th (I think) floor is a lounge with vending machines. You can also get a good view of the neighborhood.

4 Thank Dave148
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