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Address: 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3626-9974
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09:30 - 19:00
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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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Very nice museum.

This museum provided an excellent rainy day activity, however it is well worth the visit anytime. Large, 2-floor museum depicting early Tokyo. Lots of artifact type items and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Carterville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum provided an excellent rainy day activity, however it is well worth the visit anytime. Large, 2-floor museum depicting early Tokyo. Lots of artifact type items and displays making it feel more interactive. Miniature dioramas showing life in earlier Edo. Admission was 600 yen ($6 USD) for the permanent exhibit; a good value for all the museum provides. Easily... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are free tours by volunteer guides in English. Our guide was phenomenal! He was so patient with all our questions and his stories were so good. I got such a better idea of how Tokyo came to be from him and this very well done museum. We had such a thorough tour of the Edo side of the museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazingly detailed scale models of towns, reconstructed home interiors, and educational displays filled with fascinating artifacts tell the story of Tokyo during and after the Edo period. The museum is a must for first-time visitors to Tokyo. It is located next to the sumo wrestling stadium, featuring competitions in January.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see Tokyo history museum! 600 yen for the permanent exhibit which is two floors of the museum and its huge! It was 1350 for the special exhibits and 1500 for both. We spent 2 hours going thru just the permanent exhibits and we rushed through because we were hungry! Could spend a whole day here if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very interactive museum with life-size replicas of common things found in the Edo era. They have free guided tours which make the experience even better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we walked there as a part of an organized tour of Japan. It gave us a very good summary and completion about the life, development, living and dressing and habits of the Edo period and the Tokagawa dynasty influence. Strongly recommend to visit this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because we had our youngest with us, we didn't take our time walking through each gallery and reading every display. But what we did see was wonderful. There are both large and miniatures models that give visitors a feeling for Tokyo architecture from Edo to early modern periods. The museum is located on multiple floors, and one hour was simply... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It takes 1.5 hours to see all the displays. Audio guide is available at the information counter by the entrance. A deposit of 1,000 yen will be asked. The museum has dioramas and real life displays that shows Edo period.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent museum which tells the story of Edo through the years until the present city and name of Tokyo. The Great Earthquake, fires, bombing of the WWII, all the major events are present. There are many old artifacts and modern items. Visit starts on the 7th floor and continues on the 6th. On the first floor there is the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is all about the great city that became the capital of Japan. It houses a wonderful exhibit of replicas of ancient architecture, relics of the age of the Tokugawa shogunate that made Edo the nation's capital. Explore a detailed model of the Nihonbashi commercial area with such intricately made figures and structures. It is an interesting glimpse of the... More 

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