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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is designed for visitors to observe the history of Tokyo (originally called Edo) as they pass by some unbelievably detailed models of the growing city, reconstructions of historical buildings, and then displays of more modern Tokyo. You can study the miniature models of Edo, the Matsudaira estate, and others for hours to take in all the details. Then there are a gift shop, a tea shop, and a restaurant, as well as a library. Seeing this museum is a real joy.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not much authentic exhibits but more recreated miniatures...

Spent more time browsing the gift/souvenir shop than the actual museum.

Thank Perfect-Chaos-007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to visit, heaps to see and do. allow a couple of hours. lifts for wheel chair access. close to train station. great models and history to read about and to see.

Thank Lynne B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the train to royuguko station. The museum was a 5 minutes walk from the station. We paid for the entrance tickets - took the elevator to the 6th floor. The history of japan in the age of shogun was displaced in physical set ups. I was impressed with the historical developments in terms of town management, books printing, education and the likes. We spent about 2 hours touring the 2 floors of interactive displays.
There were a number of cafes as well as muesum shops for us to enjoy.

Thank RovingRascal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is not as large as you would think and is basically only 2 floors of exhibits. That being said, if you take the time to read the displays, and are into learning how Tokyo as a city evolved over time, you can learn a great history lesson.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant building, with seats to rest and free audio guides (with a deposit). Volunteers can also serve as guides. Very interesting to know about the evolution of life in Tokyo.

1  Thank juande1975
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 3 hours here and had to rush towards the end. Free English speaking docents available. I would advise taking this unless you are short on time.

Thank Traveler703146
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum. A lot about Tokyo as it developed and the how and whys of it all. The rest of the museum is given over to some more general history of Japan. So basically Japan and Tokyo from the 1600's onward.

Lots of very informative displays, plenty of interaction and a balanced view of progress. Good for the history buffs among us and fun for those who were less so.

Thank HUNTINGPARTY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a nice museum with some very interesting and unusual exhibits. Many hands on exhibits which is so unusual for a non-kids focused museum. The scaled models were incredible and so detailed. Had an amazingly large number of exhibits considering it was only on two floors of a building. I gave the museum my top rating only because it focused on one area of the world and did such a great job representing all aspects of it. I spent over 3 hours there and even had a really nice lunch at the 7th floor restaurant.

Thank jfurukaw
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have a great overview of history from Edo to east capital of japan : Tokyo (edo being renamed) .. interesting attibrutes and reconstructions .. whish for more English text in exhibits

Thank yvesvd
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