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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  • It is a miracle that they have anaparastisei t8o old Tokyo. The woodwork and general representation of life of old Tokyo is like only the Japanese could make: detail elegant class. To go anyway
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  • We spent a few hours here and didn’t see anywhere near all of it. For only Y600 entry you could easily spend the day here. All of the displays have Japanese and English captions, there is a free audio...  more »
  • And confused and try to enter the Dim room, I was a little depressed, but understand that there is free guide introduction corner near the entrance of the bridge (It simulates the Japan bridge), I immediately asked. Hotel are spacious and impressive 10 minutes, so if you have time please guide and I, we'd better ask. Took about 2 hours but the Edo culture, customs, traditions, building a live, Springs I feel very nostalgic food, people, and became more and more curious. It is to stimulate the curiosity of Museum. The time is irregular, and entertainment shows for about 30 minutes. I think once especially try for a man born in Tokyo, and it wouldn't hurt.
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  • This was a wonderful experience as it covered the culture from the early Edo times right up until now. The displays cater for all visitors - young and old - with notes in a number of languages. Volunteers also provide a free guide service. Access is easy as it is right beside both JR trains and the Metro. Cost is minimal and reduced for those over 65. Definitely worth a visit and allow at least two hours if not more.
  • Great museum showing history of Japan and Tokyo. Quite nice place to start your visit in this city. Museum have a lot of interactive things to play with and models that move and change setup over time. It's really nice for children and adults. To go through while exhibition takes quite a while since prepared.
  • A really nice museum to start your time in Tokyo with. It really explains how the city that you are currently in was created, and how it changed, due to natural disaster's, war, and Western influences. The Kabuki theatre replica is stunning, and the audio tour is a must do. Little panoramas are super detailed and worth your time. The part that explains how Tokyo changed after it was influenced by the West is especially interesting, including how Tokyo school lunches evolved! Try and do this early in your trip if you are a tourist.
  • Really cool looking from the outside, had lots of things to see once inside. Lots of miniature settings as well as real life artifacts. Once i explored most of it i had a really delicious lunch at the restaurant on the top floor.
  • My 3rd visit, and I am still learning. I would highly recommend having one of the free guides take you around as an alternative to using a free headset.
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