Edo- Tokyo MuseumCurrently Closed
- 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 Museums
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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- The museum is closed on Monday.
- The parking lot for buses and disabled priority is available.
- The last admission is half an hour before closing time.
- It is a wheelchair-friendly area and wheelchair rental is also available.
- Last admission is at 7 on Saturdays.
- 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 .
- Natural food restaurant "Genjitei"
- Edo soba Hosokawa
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47.79% of people who visit Tokyo include Edo- Tokyo Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
37.81% of people start their Edo- Tokyo Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Edo- Tokyo Museum
93.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Edo- Tokyo Museum
My visit here was unforgettable, even if it's been 9 years since. The exhibits and dioramas helped me learn so much about how Tokyo was formed, and get a bit of insight about the culture and personality of Japanese people. It's, unfortunately, a bit out of the way from the typical tourist haunts - but I try to recommend to all my relatives/friends who ask.
A wonderful experience, loved it. A great place to see Japanese homes throughout the various periods. Also the village was beautifully done. The Japanese hosts we're informative and helpful as well. Would definitely visit again.
Even better the second time around, the museum is simply awesome. The building itself is worth to come and see and the inner, permanent, exhibition is great. It is very well though-out, you really feel like you are walking through a city and exploring. There are many places where you can try some items and experience it for yourself. All areas of Edo and Tokyo are well presented and the shop and "laboratory" section for children and exploring are another bonuses
Great spot to learn about the history of Tokyo (Edo). From detailed miniature models, massive replicas, and a fun section on throwbacks to more recent decades, you can't go wrong here. A personal favorite, and one that I'm happy to bring first-time visitors to Tokyo as well. Grab an audio guide for a ¥1000 *refunded deposit*, and enjoy the detailed descriptions. Information is also available in English on almost all displays, and some areas also have interactive options to select other languages such as French or Russian.
First off, this place was big. The outside photo does it no justice. This Tokyo dome and you've got about how tall this building actually is. Now you know that the displays inside are between model scales and full sized replicas! Interesting to explore from old schools to retro. Even explains the rise of the popualirty of Japanese school uniforms. Easy place to get to. Displays are well spread out so you don't need to fight crowds. Wasn't busy during our visit. Small gift shop at exit of shop. Nothing overly unique at the shop.