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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This museum tells the history of Tokyo by putting it in the context of it's times. The exhibitions are nothing short of magificent. Each exhibit includes many different kinds of presentations, artifacts, life-sized displays, maps, etc. The museum really goes out of it's way to bring each period in Tokyo to life in the mind of the viewer. Each part explains everything in detail, from what the daily life of Samurai retainer was like, to the economy of the Edo Period, to how the city changed during the Meiji Restoration, to the daily life of a family in the 1920/30s and so on.
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Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank mcas1937
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Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

I dont much go for mueseums but this was an interesting one worth the 600 yens entrance fee. The building itself is really sci-fi like with its huge monumental structure. Inside there are really great replicas, maketts of japanese stuff in all sizes from small to large. You can take flash photos almost very exhibition item and go in a traditional japanese home.

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Even for people who don’t like museums, Edo-Tokyo is definitely worth a two to three hour visit. Its great visual displays bring history to life. If possible, see this museum early in your Tokyo visit because it puts Edo-Tokyo history in perspective and gives you a greater appreciation for what you will see in Tokyo and other areas of Japan. Take advantage of the free English speaking guides available. Guides give you an hour or so overview of the exhibits including interesting historical and cultural details on several of them. When the guided tour is done, you can revisit the exhibits you want to study more in depth. We learned so much and the interaction with our guide was very enjoyable. Edo-Tokyo is a first class museum for a bargain admission price of 600 yen.

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank Mary A
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Fantastic! However a lot of information is in Japanese without translation. If you want more than just looking, then get an audio guide WHEN YOU GET YOUR TICKET. Even if you don't end up using it. I regret not getting one and remain curious about so much :( I went back but the ticket line is much too long. Otherwise cheap, interesting, well laid out, comfortable sitting places, restaraunts, replicas you can touch/go inside & very visually stimulating.

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

An amazing museum in a dazzling modern building. It spans the era from the time when there was only a marsh, through the history of all Edo and then Tokyo, and basically ends with the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

What I liked most was that this was not focused only on the life of the mighty and aristocrats but showed how the little people (us) lived.

And it is large but not overwhelming. In 2-3 hours you can cover nearly all of it.

One of the best museums I have ever seen.

Date of experience: July 2013
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