Edo-Tokyo Museum, Sumida

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See how Japanese capital evolved into a global city at Edo-Tokyo Museum, filled with artifacts, exhibits, and models documenting the urban center's growth since the ancient times. Marvel at dioramas depicting the lives of samurai, explore replicas of Tokyo's 19th-century streets, and admire ornate kimonos as you follow the transformation of the city from a medieval hub to a high-tech metropolis. Don't miss the full-sized recreation of the Nihonbashi Bridge, the main entryway into historic Edo of the Tokugawa period. Grab a free audio guide to get more info about the displays inside the museum. Most exhibits feature English-language descriptions and signage, which makes tours all the more pleasant and rewarding. Check the website for information about temporary exhibits and special events. Work out when and for how long to visit Edo-Tokyo Museum and other Tokyo attractions using our handy Tokyo trip planning website .
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  • Museum is great to understand Edo period. You can experience Edo period life style and exercise with showed items. Addirionally, volunteer translators can explain all the meanings of illustrations. Mu...  more »
  • A Rico Museum with the history of Japan and Tokyo, is big on the inside, have sound in English for those who want, models dating from the old Japan, appliances and old cars, to the latest technology. One of the best museums to which I have been. Very cool!!!
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  • This museum runs the history of the Tokyo area, from the ruling class on down. There are a number of exhibits which cover various aspects of life throughout Tokyo's history. The audio guide will add e...  more »
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  • I greatly enjoyed it. We had an English speaking guide, who was provided by the museum for free, which made all difference. Others in my group found it boring, but for me it was great. The history of Tokyo conveniently on display in one big museum.
  • This is a great museum. Plan enough time for your visit, so you can relax and really see it. It is worth it.
  • My second visit in 2017 was not as much surprise as I had seen back to 2002, the sections have been relocated, but this is still a good place to learn and understand the Edo history.
  • It is amazing, if you are heading to Tokyo, this is a MUST!!!!! It shows what Japan used to be like, and has lots of interactive and fun spots for the kids. Very informative!
  • This is one of the best museums I have ever visited. We learnt so much about the history of Tokyo and Japan. With replicas of so many different architectural structures, it is fun and educational. Spare some 3-4 hours for this place. Also there is a cool Japanese version of magic tricks show performed by every hour.

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