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Address: 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3626-9974
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 09:30 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Sat 09:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This fascinating museum displays artifacts and architecture that tell a...

This fascinating museum displays artifacts and architecture that tell a tale of Tokyo's history. Exhibits include replicas of an ancient Kabuki theatre and the original Edo Castle.

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First-class museum. Highly recommended. Full of superb scale models, well labelled in English (you won't need the audio guide, even though it's free). History is well explained... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The trip to the museum was oke. It is nice and clean. Informative about Tokyo and the history of it. Mostly it is done by visual moulds wich give an impression about how it used to be. Part of the histry is mentioned in several text. The museum has a small amount of ''old and rare'' items and that was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First-class museum. Highly recommended. Full of superb scale models, well labelled in English (you won't need the audio guide, even though it's free). History is well explained. You can sit in a palanquin (if you're not too big) or lift a merchant's yoke. In the modern half, you can read about all sorts of events that shaped modern Tokyo, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good place, with useful informations, you can learn a lot about the history of Tokyo - Edo. The JR train station is very close to the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Edo-Tokyo Museum shows what Tokyo (formerly Edo) was like before modern times. It shows various periods and shogunates reigning and conquering other areas and explains how and why Tokyo is now the seat of power in the country. My favorite part is the Edo Bridge area at the upper level of the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The structure seen in the picture in another review is a float used for festivals. There was a mechanism that allowed it to collapse so it could get through the gates of the Shogunate where the shogun lived. We went to the Edo-Tokyo Museum recently and loved it. Even though we had a guide who was showing us around Tokyo,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place ro know more the history of japan. After this visit , you will know the formation of Japanese characters: polite, decent, on time.... And the exhibition brings you back to kyo times by a bridge, like a tunnel bring you back to ancient times. There are experiencing props for you to try. Ts definitely a good place to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the better museums that we visited with the Grutt Pass. It was surprisingly big inside and took a bit of time to get through. A must if you are a fan of the Edo period or Japanese history. Many of the displays were interactive. Do allocate a bit of time for it and be aware of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It wasn't jaw-dropping, but some of the exhibits were very well executed. They offer student discounts so bring your ID!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually enjoyed this museum more than the National museum in Ueno. It was really interactive with public in the sense that they have replicas from the past that you can enjoy. Great history of the city of Tokyo and what it went through in the war.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is so amazing that I visited this it twice. Its a must for history lover of any age. The displays are worth it.

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