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The Police Museum

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Address: 3-5-1, Kyobashi, Chuo 104-0031, Tokyo Prefecture
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Small museum but ok

Museum has good concept. Unfortunately information about this museum in Japanese. Person in charge at museum was nice, but she can't speak English.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2015
Eveline B
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

IT is a free museum in Ginza area. It's fun to take pictures outside the museum as they have some police bikes there for you to 'ride' on

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Museum has good concept. Unfortunately information about this museum in Japanese. Person in charge at museum was nice, but she can't speak English.

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Thank Eveline B
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

This was a nice little museum but would not be high on my list of must visit museums in Tokyo. There are police motorcycles on the ground floor which provided very popular photo opportunities for children. The museum upstairs was worth a visit but was small and definitely more interesting to the those who could read Japanese .

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1 Thank The2Taggarts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

Good for a look. There is a very limited guide in English telling you the basics of what is on each floor and that is about it. Would have been good to read about the different exhibits though. Very friendly and helpful staff. Museum is also free :)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Since, Japanese museums tend to be free or low cost, I try to check them out when I can. Anyway, it's a fairly small museum that details the history of the police, its duties, and as well, provide some useful information on crime prevention. There are some interactive displays on the third floor, where in one of them, you are... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

This museum is good for kids so that they can wear the police uniform and take photographs. Also it has displays of old uniform as used by Japanese Police

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Hiratsuka Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Ok, I admit to an interest in police history so this small museum at the beginning of Ginza was a natural. It has children based exhibits about the current police on the ground floor, and a historical collection on the second floor. Although the collection shown is relatively small it is well presented and a good introduction to Japanese police... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

As adults we sat on the police bike and took pictures. This a free museum housed over 4 floors which would be better if there were more explanations in English. That said, you do get an idea of the history of the police force from the various exhibits. Finally on the fourth floor we got to enjoy some interaction with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

I am not a kid, but if I was a boy again, I would want my dad to take me here. The opportunity to wear a police uniform and get on a police motorbike is something that can't be missed. It would surely be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about the history of modern Japan from this... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

Small museum but has some fun models and displays. Worth a 15-minute stop if passing by. Free admission as far as I remember.

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