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Fukagawa Edo Museum

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Address: 1-3-28 Shirakawa, Koto 135-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 3-3630-8625
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

See village life in 19th-century Fukagawa in this reproduction village of...

See village life in 19th-century Fukagawa in this reproduction village of traditional homes, inns, fish and produce stores, complete with an ambient sound track and seasonal plants and weather.

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Small scale of Edo building

Nearest Train station is Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station (清澄白河駅) . Please exit from A3 and got elevator reach the street level . Inside train station got some displays / information on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nearest Train station is Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station (清澄白河駅) . Please exit from A3 and got elevator reach the street level . Inside train station got some displays / information on Fukagawa Edo Museum . I never know what is that cat name ( Mamesuke , cat of roll house ) on that display until i purchased a guide book from that... More 

Thank Santorex
Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This museum was very good! You can go through it within an hour. There is English headsets available, and you can take photos in there. Be careful not to even eat a breathmint; we got scolding for doing so. The gift shop there has cute things.

1 Thank marywaialeale2017
Washington D.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This museum provides an amazing look back at Tokyo before it was Tokyo. The museum participates in the free in-language tour program, which definitely enhances the experience.

Thank Yellowfish147
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This was my daughter's favorite stop on our trip to Japan. This is the second of three local history museums built in the 80s/90s. (Shitamachi and the Edo Museum are the other two). The medium size means that there is a lot to do and see, but it is not too overwhelming. We walked around with my daughter, talked with... More 

1 Thank raku
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We actually wanted to go to the sumo museum as it us next door but so glad we went here. Cheap to get in and if you ask you can have a free English guide which brings the place to life. Everything is in English too and takes you through Japanese history and culture to the modern day. Fabulous exhibits... More 

Thank Beardie50
Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

You will know how Japanese lived during EDO era about 150 years ago. It is very interesting to visit this place.

Thank Kazuhiko U
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A very cool but small museum, filled with some delightful exhibits and some pretty big ones. Combine this with the sumo museum which is a stone throw away from here and free.

Thank shaunmitchell8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

It is worth to visit just spending 400¥. You can study about town planning, life_style, business, transportation of middle class people at Edo era in Fukagawa area. There has a seven kinds of animals. You can enjoy for finding them , like game or adventure. You can touch, take photos and try to samples freely. Volunteers will guide for you... More 

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I'm a huge fan of Japanese history, so had high expectations for this museum. However, I found it a bit disappointing. The reconstructed Edo era village was certainly impressive - but why keep it inside a building ? Seems obvious it should be an outdoors museum? Also, there weren't many explanations in English. Still interesting - but I would recommend... More 

Thank teturtia
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We loved the reproduction of a little village in this museum. The space is small but my two little kids had a great time pretending to be villagers. A guide walked us around (and explained everything in English). We loved the one on one attention. She was very nice and thorough in making sure we understood how set-ups. Our kids... More 

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