Both history and architecture buffs will appreciate the very contemporary building balanced on its landmark, gigantic ... More
Both history and architecture buffs will appreciate the very contemporary building balanced on its landmark, gigantic pillars. Set in a stadium-sized expanse, a model of Nihonbashi (Japan's premier bridge) separates feudal Tokyo (Edo) from modern Tokyo (since 1868). In the permanent exhibition area, you will find original documents. Nostalgic aspects of everyday life are depicted to scale without the restriction of display cases. Ongoing enactments of various folk arts and crafts bring Japan's rich cultural traditions to life. Do not miss the models of the Edo Castle and the Kabuki Theater. See the website for visitor information and the event calendar.
I live in Tokyo and when guests from abroad visit, this is always put on the itinerary. The architecture of the building is a little odd perhaps, but inside there is an impressive collection of models and artifacts that bring alive the history of Tokyo before it became the metropolis of today. Great way to spend a rainy day. There are volunteer English tour guides usually available. STart your visit to Tokyo here and the rest of the trip will be more enjoyable.
this place gives you an insight to what japan used to be like.
It is fun for all ages, there are lots of buttons to press for children of all ages.
I liked this place because I was able to get to know the history of Japan just that little bit more.
recomend everyone does it atleast once!!!
This museum massive and easy to find. You can park right outside. There is many hands-on exhibits for the kids. Try the Moi restrant on the 2nd floor for lunch (friendly staff and some western for the kids). Our 5 & 7 year old went free and we paid 600 yen for my ticket. There are English guide volunteers if you would like to be shown round. One of the best museums in Tokyo. Don't be caught out though, I think its closed Mondays (it has a good web site in English).
Impressive displays about the history of Edo / Tokyo and its cultural aspects! Extremely helpful staff and FREE volunteer guides (e.g. in English). Fantastic archives and library. A must-see. One of my most memorable experiences during 27 visits to Tokyo.
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