Edo- Tokyo MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo 130-0015, Japan
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-336269974
- Ticket Price: 1300 JPY
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Family And Kids, Architecture , Specialty Museum
Edo- Tokyo Museum - Review
The Edo Museum in Tokyo is a window into the lives of the people who resided in the old capital from 1600s to late 1800s. The architecture, the culture and the rush of urbanization is visible in the exhibits at the museum. A replica of the Nihonbashi (literally meaning Japan Bridge) is placed at the entrance and this permanent exhibit is itself 400 years old! Edo is considered one of the golden periods of Japan and is a period where present- day Tokyo gained its importance through trade. You will be greeted by Gibochan- the museum's adorable mascot who is very popular with children. This is a generous dose of history with fun included!
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Edo- Tokyo Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Last admission is at 7 on Saturdays.
How To reach Edo- Tokyo Museum by Public Transport
- Train: 5minute walking distance from the JR Sobu line Ryogoku Station.
- By bus: Route 33 JR Kameido Station Futo or Line 27 JR Kanda Station Kasaibashi .
Restaurants Near Edo- Tokyo Museum
- Natural food restaurant "Genjitei"
- Edo soba Hosokawa
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Things to Know Before Visiting Edo- Tokyo Museum
95% of people who visit Tokyo include Edo- Tokyo Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
51.34% of people start their Edo- Tokyo Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Edo- Tokyo Museum
90.57% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Edo- Tokyo Museum
Edo- Tokyo Museum Map
Edo- Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Reviews
We came here immediately following a morning at the Imperial Palace grounds. I recommend doing the exact same thing. After standing in the old fortifications and gardens that morning, you get to learn about their history in depth at the museum later on. It really adds to the experience of both locations. The museum has most exhibits in Japanese with English text beside it. Some even have a tablet with about 10 other languages to choose from. My only qualm with the whole place was the heat and the rest of the exhibits. It was about 75-78 degrees inside, which was a little warmer than outside. A little stuffy. Also, most of the exhibits were well-described in English, however some large displays and maps were only in Japanese. It would be nice for those to be labeled like the rest so that everything in the museum could be read. A quick fix for this is to request a language guide. They are free volunteers and all you need to do is ask for one and they will follow you around and answer any questions in your language. Unfortunately, the volunteers don’t have set working schedules so you might not get one. Overall, a great place with a wealth of good information about the city and it’s history.
I had a great experience during my about two hours visit to the museum. One may like to spend more time if likes to go through every exhibit in detail. With an entry ticket of only about $5 this museum provided an insight into the Japanese culture from the early Edo times till now. The exhibits are arranged aesthetically catering for all types of visitors ..local to foreigners and young to old. One may also like to rent out the audio tour guide but it might take little more time. I could see few volunteers providing a free guide service in the museum.
A perfect museum for a hot day in Tokyo. The inside of the museum actually features full scale replicas of buildings from both the Edo period and modern Japan. There are tons of great objects to see and everything includes English translations. There are even some hands on things for kids. There's a great little park nearby as well with a pond. And the sumo museum and Japanese sword museum are near as well.
This place was so cool. They rebuilt a big bridge that leads right into the amazing models and explorable structures inside. I highly recommend asking for a private tour. They have guides who speak different languages and our was fantastic. Mr. Yamamoto (I think that was his name) was so patient and informative. We learned so much about Japan's role in the world that helped us appreciate our vacation even more. The main floor has a lovely gift shop, locker storage for bags, clean bathrooms, and water fountains to wet your whistle. Great place for families - interactive with traditional houses and rooms that you can explore on your own.
Well managed. English speaking guide available on demand. Nice presentation of old Tokyo and Japanese culture. Must visit if you have spare time in Tokyo. Well connected by metro.
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