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Edo-Tokyo Museum
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This property is temporary closed from October 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018 due to renovation. 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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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I didn't know much about Tokyo before World War 2, so this museum was really interesting to me to see what the area was like before westernization. They have things you can touch and some manikins that move for a play.

3  Thank Alexandra M
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Not knowing much about the history of Tokyo or the systems of government (samurai, traders etc) this was a great place to start. It took a few hours to get through, and at times felt a bit long, but of course you can go at your own pace and the headsets in English were nice to have.

Definitely recommend for those who want a bit of context to their stay in Japan.

1  Thank BrettG_BNE
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Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We came out of the museum knowing a lot more about Tokyo and the replica buildings were particularly impressive.

It is very much look at an artifact or replica and read a description. There is very little interactive exhibits so small children (and adults) may get bored.

If you are interested in history it is a thorough museum with a range of artifacts however if not i dont think its an essential destination.

1  Thank hypermuse
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Really enjoyable visit to the permanent exhibition of Edo and Tokyo up to the 1950s. Favourite exhibits were the excellent models of Edo castle, the Edo screens and the demonstration of how woodblock multicolored prints were made. Also interesting to see c18 cartoon books (showing that Manga was nothing new) and a temporary exhibit of woodblock prints of warriors. The document of WW2 surrender by the Japanese is also on display, if in a rather understated context within the Tokyo section of the museum which also showed its development into a city and constant vigilance for earthquakes. The whole visit took about 3 hours. Enough signage in English to understand exhibits, and audioguides were also available. We ate at the small cafe ( good udon noodles ) but a wider choice of Japanese food was available on the top floor. Easy to reach via the subway, next to the Sumo stadium ( if you are fortunate enough to time your visit to see a basho).

1  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Museum features mainly reconstructed miniature models of Edo castles and surrounding residential areas of Tokyo. There are also artefacts from the period and some interactive displays for kids. Interesting but not a must see.

Thank Gail S
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