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Edo-Tokyo Museum

1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3626-9974
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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 good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend getting the free guides, elderly people that have great passion to share their knowledge. This is an easy 2 hour visit, could get to 3. Ancient to modern displays. I saw an old TV we used to have (ha!). They have pieces you...More

Thank TerraBradford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to use the volunteer guides. They are such gentle knowledgeable Senior people so eager to share there knowledge of Tokyo history.

Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read people stay here a couple of hours, but we spend the entire morning. The museum dislplays the everyday life of both the noble and the common, through the rich history of this great city. With graphics, scale models (some 1:1) and music, the...More

Thank Camiyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great learning experience on the history of Edo-Tokyo. They have great models depicting daily life and other gems worth seeing

Thank TrotaAye3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To understand the dichotomies you will experience in Tokyo, a visit to this extraordinarily museum is a must. Through miniaturized and full size dioramas and numerous explanatory exhibits and timelines, the evolution, cultural idiosyncrasies, unique architecture and traditional rites of Tokyo, originally known as Edo,...More

Thank Konakatonk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best part of the visit are your volunteer guides. They are wealth of information! Do take a tour or just walk wth a group of your language. Exhibits are fun by themselves but some (like kabuki) require being accompanied by staff. Do not miss Sumo...More

Thank iamkarinka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lot of fun wandering thru this museum. It is thoughtfully laid out with great models of various buildings/structures [very large buildings from the past] along with lifesize exhibits.

Thank mskono
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good reenactment of a kabuki theater with diaramas of old Japanese villages. Ok..but not a must see.

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 10 am and it was perfect. As soon as you enter there are free guides my recommendation is to ask for a guide. The person that have us the tour knew everything and explained the most important things if you asked something...More

2  Thank saravillegasp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most informative and interesting museums I have visited - exceeded a lot of my expectations. The most essential recommendation I have for foreign tourists is to arrive as early as possible (10-11am) and ask for a volunteer guide as only a limited...More

3  Thank Ben C
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Dex A
4 July 2017|
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Response from Danny S | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about another museum. This is certainly a very special exhibition and I do not believe there is a "duplicate". The museum is quite new, so it is really unbelievable that they are closing completely for... More
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kawaguy
14 February 2017|
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Response from Hanmin J | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so as the ticket does not have any information of owner. If you want to visit again, please ask the ticketing desk for this situation if they will accept. As Japanese people are so kind to foreigners, it is... More
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SharonKho
3 February 2017|
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Response from Talenti | Reviewed this property |
Would also recommend a minimum of 3 -4 hours and use the free volunteer guide service. But you could - as I did - easily spend a whole day there.
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