Fukagawa Edo Museum
Fukagawa Edo Museum
4.5
Historic Walking AreasHistory Museums
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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.
Duration: < 1 hour
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  • Martina1888
    Inverness, United Kingdom507 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Travel back in time
    I discovered this museum by chance and I'm very glad I did. If you walk through the reconstructed quarter if feels like going back in time. And there's so much attention to detail. I had an excellent guide who spoke English very well and walked me through the buildings. He showed me many things I would have otherwise missed and answered all my questions. Highly recommended.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 December 2023
  • Jeff B
    Seattle, Washington1,144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting and informative. Japanese language ability needed for full learning experience.
    We 2 visited for an hour on a Sunday afternoon in Dec. Exceeded expectations, but one needs to understand Japanese (or be accompanied by someone who does) in order to have a complete experience. Lifesize reproductions of Edo-era buildings in the neighborhood located near the Museum along the Sumida River. Brochures with limited descriptions in several languages. There are no explanatory panels in the exhibit, but instead there are several passionate people dressed in period clothing who explain the details of the buildings and the lives of the people who lived in Edo. NOTE that these explanations are in Japanese. Examples of interesting things we learned are that the population was 60% male, the rice storage tower was built to be highly fire-resistant - while the buildings around it would have burned down several times, and the water from wells along the Sumida River was salty so well water was used primarily for cleaning purposes (clothes, etc) while drinking water had to be purchased daily. Fun and informative.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 December 2023
  • mamajax24
    Fort Lee, New Jersey199 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very educational place
    This museum is very interesting place, it give you an inside of how people lived in the Edo period. The museum set up houses and business of that period. They have tour guides who speak many language so they can explain the lifestyle.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2024
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mamajax24
Fort Lee, NJ199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This museum is very interesting place, it give you an inside of how people lived in the Edo period. The museum set up houses and business of that period. They have tour guides who speak many language so they can explain the lifestyle.
Written 4 June 2024
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Jeff B
Seattle, WA1,144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We 2 visited for an hour on a Sunday afternoon in Dec. Exceeded expectations, but one needs to understand Japanese (or be accompanied by someone who does) in order to have a complete experience.

Lifesize reproductions of Edo-era buildings in the neighborhood located near the Museum along the Sumida River. Brochures with limited descriptions in several languages. There are no explanatory panels in the exhibit, but instead there are several passionate people dressed in period clothing who explain the details of the buildings and the lives of the people who lived in Edo. NOTE that these explanations are in Japanese. Examples of interesting things we learned are that the population was 60% male, the rice storage tower was built to be highly fire-resistant - while the buildings around it would have burned down several times, and the water from wells along the Sumida River was salty so well water was used primarily for cleaning purposes (clothes, etc) while drinking water had to be purchased daily.

Fun and informative.
Written 24 December 2023
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David N
Hawthorne, CA4,719 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is a very interesting museum depicting Edo (Tokyo today) in the 19th Century. It contains an entire reproduction of a village during the Tempo Period (1830 - 1844). You will see a large merchant house, vegetable store, rice store, warehouse, boathouse, fire watchtower, and row house. Docents give demonstrations and presentations of various aspects of village life as you walk through the buildings, but they were only speaking in Japanese. The reproductions are faithfully constructed using plans and techniques from the period. Every detail is authentic and they have created a very friendly atmosphere. Adult admission is cheaply priced at ¥400.
Written 15 December 2023
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Doctor_When
Droitwich, UK169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A splendid little museum tucked away in a largely residential suburb, and well worth a visit. The recreation of the Edo-period village is a fascinating view into the era, with the buildings carefully presented. We were very lucky that one of the guides adopted us, and spoke very good English, so we got what was almost a private tour. With plenty of artefacts and stories, most of which have English translations, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Lots of attention to detail, including a simulated night/day cycle, really brings the recreated building alive.

Everything is inside, and the exterior of the building belies the fabulous contents: It seems to be part of a local council building, possibly also a centre for education. We passed some very serious-looking local worthies in traditional Japanese dress who had clearly just finished an important meeting, and also a gaggle of young classical musicians... the site is clearly multi-use and quite busy.

The museum staff were all polite and welcoming (especially our lovely guide) and there's plenty to see and do. If you like your history, it's definitely worth the trek to find this gem.

NB: Public transport is easy, fast, and inexpensive - so wherever you are in the area, it's not hard to get there!
Written 13 December 2023
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Martina1888
Inverness, UK507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I discovered this museum by chance and I'm very glad I did. If you walk through the reconstructed quarter if feels like going back in time. And there's so much attention to detail. I had an excellent guide who spoke English very well and walked me through the buildings. He showed me many things I would have otherwise missed and answered all my questions. Highly recommended.
Written 5 December 2023
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MapleLeafGirl123
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2,340 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We have been to the Tokyo Edo museum, so this museum is tiny in comparison. But it gave the same Edo period vibe. Thirty minutes is all you need. It was a good reprieve from the heat outside.
Written 1 October 2023
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Itzik L
Tel Aviv, Israel4,584 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
EDo Culture Museum
More for children than adults.
Typical buildings of ancient Japanese culture, fishing village.
Buildings resembling stores for food and clothing
A river next to Edo style boats.
Unnecessary in my opinion
Written 25 June 2023
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sephirothseviltwin
Aylesbury, UK152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We visited here having found that the Edo Tokyo museum is closed for renovation for a long time, and this place did not disappoint. This gives you the opportunity to walk the small street as if you are living in Edo, you can get a real feel for what the real place was like and understand why the location and the type of trades that operated there. I could have spent hours there talking to the volunteers - they had so much wonderful knowledge and were happy to share with you too! It was great to be able to walk the small area, and go into the rooms to feel what that would have been like - please when you go into the rooms take your shoes off!
There are lots of informative boards before and after walking the street too - so please read those too! Really great!
Written 24 May 2023
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Gregory T
New York City, NY61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Excellent, very carefully done displays, and very knowledgeable docents (volunteer guides) have the answers to most of the questions that will come to your mind: like, what was their water supply, what are those funny half-slippers, how come there's no tatami in this room...
Written 17 February 2023
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Keizo
Kawasaki, Japan1,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
It is near Kiyosumi Shirakawa subway station and it costs Yen400 for admission.
You can walk along recreated old Japanese style houses and feel the atmosphere how people lived in Edo. I might have visited this place long time ago then it would be my second.
Written 30 October 2021
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