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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 fascinating museum displays artifacts and architecture that tell a tale of Tokyo's history. Exhibits include replicas of an ancient Kabuki theatre and the original Edo Castle.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida 130-0015, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3626-9974
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good reenactment of a kabuki theater with diaramas of old Japanese villages. Ok..but not a must see.

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived at 10 am and it was perfect. As soon as you enter there are free guides my recommendation is to ask for a guide. The person that have us the tour knew everything and explained the most important things if you asked something...More

Thank saravillegasp
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the most informative and interesting museums I have visited - exceeded a lot of my expectations. The most essential recommendation I have for foreign tourists is to arrive as early as possible (10-11am) and ask for a volunteer guide as only a limited...More

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The fifth and sixth floors of the museum contain a very detailed exhibit of Japanese history from the Tokugawa period to present, while the first floor exhibit changes periodically; both exhibits are great presentations of Japanese history. The English speaking volunteer guide we had was...More

Thank VirginiaMitch
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very informative museum about the history of Tokyo and how life used to be, they have scale and full size models of houses depicting everyday life. Spend about 2 hours here to take everything in, my personal favourite was the timeline and how japan has...More

Thank Sultan R
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are interested in the history of Tokyo, then you must go this museum. It is very informative and the displays and exhibits are wonderful. You get an insight as to how people in tokyo lived.

Thank jcleelaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great exhibition of how people have lived, their homes, their surroundings etc. It is situated in a large building which accommodates large crowds without it seeming to be claustrophobic. Will close for renovations in November 2017 for how long ? A must...More

Thank Fred S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was a very well put together museum. It had a lot of interesting artifacts and explanations for the city of Tokyo when it was Edo and its modernization. Thankfully I got an audio guide so I could actually follow along because most of...More

Thank Gregory L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum with plenty to see and learn about, free audio guides and volunteer guides as well. It takes around 3 to 4 hours to see everything with plenty of walking between the sections.

Thank Harry L
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting recreation of Tokyo in its infancy (the Edo period) gives an in-depth analysis of life in those days.

Thank 55Mako75
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We'll be seeing the museum one morning, then going to an appointment. Can we return to the museum later that day on the same ticket?
14 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
How long would you need to explore this museum?
3 February 2017|
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Response from Talenti | Reviewed this property |
Would also recommend a minimum of 3 -4 hours and use the free volunteer guide service. But you could - as I did - easily spend a whole day there.
Hi is this museum worth a visit? I have time for only one museum. Which museum do you suggest it to be? Many thanks in advance!
4 December 2016|
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Response from Jo H | Reviewed this property |
So would definitely go - an excellent museum