Edo-Tokyo Museum, Sumida

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See how Japanese capital evolved into a global city at Edo-Tokyo Museum, filled with artifacts, exhibits, and models documenting the urban center's growth since the ancient times. Marvel at dioramas depicting the lives of samurai, explore replicas of Tokyo's 19th-century streets, and admire ornate kimonos as you follow the transformation of the city from a medieval hub to a high-tech metropolis. Don't miss the full-sized recreation of the Nihonbashi Bridge, the main entryway into historic Edo of the Tokugawa period. Grab a free audio guide to get more info about the displays inside the museum. Most exhibits feature English-language descriptions and signage, which makes tours all the more pleasant and rewarding. Check the website for information about temporary exhibits and special events. Work out when and for how long to visit Edo-Tokyo Museum and other Tokyo attractions using our handy Tokyo trip planning website .
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  • When adjacent to Ryogoku Kokugikan Edo culture Museum September Udo Festival yokoami 1-Chome and kamezawa 3-Chome of climbing the stairs of Edo Portable Shrine, two towns of shrines.
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  • Exhibitions showing transitions of Tokyo help display is impressive. How ordinary people lived, even for a friendly description of modern buildings. Student pamphlets also Korean, you can bring off..
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  • In fact, I am proud to be heard in my time there! Well travel ... But for the children's education, recommended!!
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  • This is one of the best museums I have ever visited. We learnt so much about the history of Tokyo and Japan. With replicas of so many different architectural structures, it is fun and educational. Spare some 3-4 hours for this place. Also there is a cool Japanese version of magic tricks show performed by every hour.
  • Such a great place to see the models showing how Japan would have looked historically. Really enjoyed wandering around taking in all the fantastic exhibits and seeing how friendly and helpful the staff were.
  • Absolutely class, fantastic service everyone was really polite and I loved it, i'd come back anytime for more. I loved eating my rat and dog sandwich near the ticket booth.
  • Awesome exhibit giving a full picture of Edo Tokyo from Tokugawa to modern era. This is the permanent exhibition on the sixth floor and cost ¥600 for general public. I also went for the special exhibition, but unless you're a truly history buff, I would recommend only going to the permanent exhibition. There are several restaurants inside such as Italian, traditional Japanese and dessert. Museum shop also offers many interesting gifts. There is free docent guide in several languages. I loved that people can experience the exhibit such as getting inside a palanquin or pose on top of an antique bicycle. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Great place with lots of interesting exhibitions. lots of variety and interaction with some of the exhibitions which is fun for the family! Nice area and a great time. Just a small problem is that you CANNOT drink anything in the museum, except from the water fountain so just be aware you cannot have your own drink.

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