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Edo-Tokyo Museum

1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3626-9974
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This property is temporary closed from October 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018 due to renovation. This fascinating museum displays artifacts and architecture that tell a tale of Tokyo's history. Exhibits include replicas of historical Kabuki theatre and the original Edo Castle.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“life size” (46 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3626-9974
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. Must seen before leaving Tokyo

Thank Tolga N
Reviewed 4 January 2018

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 extra information on top of what's on the plaques. The...More

1  Thank kdm852
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The museum is about the history of Tokyo - the development of the city and how it used to look like during the different periods of time. There is very little explanation in English so get a guide if you want to make the most...More

1  Thank radostina s
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Definitely get an audio aide or better yet a volunteer guide. Excellent activities in the museum to try activities of old Edo. Adults and children will enjoy this museum

Thank Pattyhawaii
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The history of Tokyo is encapsulated in two floors of its permanent exhibit. The dioramas and scale reconstructions of past historical structures (destroyed by either war or earthquake) are very impressive. The museum is right beside the Ryogoku Station making it very accessible by train....More

Thank Carlo A
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I visited the museum back in April 2017. It's a modern gallery with an exciting and interactive showcase of Japan's ancient artefacts way back from the Edo's period.

Thank Renjie Z
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Spacious and well set out with a variety of objects - art, ceramics, textiles (disappointingly for me) little in the way of armour, sculpture and sundry items. Worth a short visit.

1  Thank dogearred
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We tried to visit the museum earlier in the week only to find the museum is currently closed until end of March 2018. There were many other tourists also discovering this and being disappointed.

11  Thank GolfFoxtrot
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent modern museum that features lots of interactive elements as it leads you through the history of the fascinating Edo period. There are free volunteer English guides who are certainly not looking for tips but simply give up their free time to share their interest...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Edo-Tokyo Museum offers a great lesson in the history of Tokyo. The upper floor has detailed models of a Samurai house, the city of Edo, and the Imperial Palace grounds. The lower floor has many interactive exhibits about many aspects of life in Tokyo...More

1  Thank Bos2NTraveller_13
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15 October 2017|
Response from GolfFoxtrot |
The museum is currently closed until March 2018.
Dex A
3 July 2017|
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Response from Danny S | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about another museum. This is certainly a very special exhibition and I do not believe there is a "duplicate". The museum is quite new, so it is really unbelievable that they are closing completely for... More
13 February 2017|
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Response from Hanmin J | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so as the ticket does not have any information of owner. If you want to visit again, please ask the ticketing desk for this situation if they will accept. As Japanese people are so kind to foreigners, it is... More