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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- 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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48.36% 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
The history of Tokyo, formerly Edo, is portrayed in some superbly detailed models of its early days as a growing, bustling city, from 1600 or so until modern times, then shown in life-size displays. Several historic buildings are recreated in remarkable detail. The museum is very well designed to allow visitors to pass through and view the various displays in historical order. It also has a gift shop, a tea room, and a restaurant. The museum is a joy for persons of all ages.
Last time I was in Japan I'd heard this museum was a Tokyo must-see, but since I'm not that into museums, ended up skipping it. This time I actually paid it a visit, and I agree it's a must-see indeed. It covers several centuries of Tokyo history, often with unique and interactive exhibits, and manages to effectively transport you to the time periods it's showing, making the experience feel like a true trip through time. To anyone with an interest in Japan, it's fascinating to see how it evolved (not always organically, but sometimes through unexpected twists and turns) into what it is today.
Very interesting museum about Tokyo's past history and how it's changed and transitioned into the modern metropolis it is today. Also a lot of cultural change is put in context. There are a lot of fun and interesting exhibitions that both children and adults will find rewarding. The staff are friendly and polite and the museum is clean and tidy. Texts on exhibit descriptions are in both English and Japanese. I can heartily recommend this museum for anyone who's interested both in Japanese culture and history in general.
This place is amazing I wish I had planned to spend longer. Large displays, historical artifacts and detailed miniatures make this a fantastic place to visit. Oh and the audio guide is free, all you pay is a deposit.
I've spent more hours here than I'm willing to admit. If you have any interest in Tokyo's extensive history in cultural, economical, militar, disaster management and entertainment fields, this is the place to check out. I can't believe how underrated it is. As a history nerd, this was by far one of my favorite stops on my trip to Tokyo. Check it out!