Edo-Tokyo Museum, Sumida

4.4
#2 of 268 in Museums in Tokyo
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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  • This museum is very well done! you are browsing the history of Tokyo with re-enactments and parts of time until our own day or almost. We did the tour, in French with Tsu Tsu and it was very informative, he shared with us his knowledge with ease. Do not hesitate to call at a guide, it's really good (and it's free and more).
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  • The history of Tokyo is encapsulated in two floors of its permanent exhibit. The dioramas and scale reconstructions of past historical structures (destroyed by either war or earthquake) are very impre...  more »
  • I visited the museum back in April 2017. It's a modern gallery with an exciting and interactive showcase of Japan's ancient artefacts way back from the Edo's period.  more »
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  • Very impressive museum with lots of ancient Japan historic exhibition. Very unique long and high escalator straight up to the 6th floor.They provide the translation device under a deposit which can claim back, easier for us to understand in depth of the story behind. Very caring place as they even provide free drinking fountain to public inside the museum. I spend 4 hours inside the museum but still have not finished the museum exploration.
  • A well done English audio- guide, very detailed and beautiful statues (and buildings etc.) and a good general concept make for a great visit, especially compared to what I experienced in Osaka. Add the great architecture of the building and you have 5 stars for a reason. Have fun
  • Great museum. Provides a good overview of the history of Tokyo from 1603. Get the guide, it is free and available in English, my guide was through and spent about 2.5 hours detailing everything and answering questions. It is available in English, which is what I needed.
  • I love this museum.. but I not please.. I've been there for just a little time.. I have to go there again.. I wish, someday I be there again.. Aamiin..
  • Incredible museum. The Edo part is wonderful. I am less sensible to the Tokyo part. It takes a lot of time to visit everything (3hours without rushing). The best part is that there are little live presentations now and then, with little automated dolls and humans speakers. And you can take pictures (without flash).

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