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Edo-Tokyo Museum 江戸東京博物館 Museums / Ryogoku

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The Edo-Tokyo Museum focuses on the 400 years that the Edo period spans in Japanese history. There are around 2,500 items on display, such as Ukiyo-e paintings, picture scrolls, kimonos and documents. There's also life-size replicas of shops and homes that would have been located in the Nihonbashi neighborhood during the Edo period. In the movie room, visitors can watch videos about the Edo period, while the restaurant serves traditional Japanese food and sweets.

Categories Museums
Nearest Station Ryogoku
Address 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Telephone 03-3626-9974
Home Page (Available in English)
Business Hours 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat 9:30am-7:30pm; Closed Mon
Price Admission: Adults: 600yen, Seniors (65+): 300yen, College Students: 480yen, Middle and High School Students: 300yen

3 Reviews for Edo-Tokyo Museum

  • Edo-Tokyo Museum
  • (2010-12-01)
  • The museum is well set out, the flow takes you from the very early stages of the Edo period into different aspects of culture like books, prints, theatre, trade and prostitution. You then walk to the other side of the museum and the later stages of the Edo period which explains the modernization of Tokyo, The Great Kanto Earthquake and WW2. The format becomes a little monotonous, there is a LOT of... Read More

  • Edo-Tokyo Museum
  • (2008-07-01)
  • This museum is one of the best I've ever been to. It's set up really nicely and you flow through it rather naturally ~ Also, there are a lot of little pockets where you can find something interactive and didactic. Some of the fascinating sections were about WW2 and the modernization of Tokyo! It was really interesting to see WW2 from a non-American view ~ also a little bit depressing, don't linger... Read More

  • Edo-Tokyo Museum
  • (2008-04-20)
  • The Edo Tokyo Museum is a welcome change from the extremely busy Tokyo National Museum. It contains some traditionally-styled exhibits with objects or photos paired with descriptions. But its best attractions are its replicas of the Kabuki stage, or an opera house, old Edo, and many other aspects of old Edo. Make sure to tour the Japanese home (with kitchen, dining room, and sleeping room) and che... Read More
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