Edo-Tokyo Museum

Edo-Tokyo Museum © Iry

A Museum that shows the past and present of Tokyo

Edo-Tokyo Museum is a government-run museum, located in Sumida Ward, Tokyo. There are many documents and objects that display the lifestyle and culture of the Edo Period, which allows viewers to learn about the lifestyle, culture, and atmosphere of Tokyo further back in time. The museum is 7 stories high. The temporary exhibition room and the video image references are on the first floor. The outdoor exhibition "Edo-Tokyo Forum" is on the third floor. The permanent exhibition rooms are on the fifth and sixth floors, the library and more visual documents can be found on the seventh floor. In the temporary exhibition room, the special exhibition is held 4 to 5 times a year. It displays different documents on different themes of the history or culture of Tokyo in the Edo Period. The schedule of each exhibition is on the website. It is advised to check the website in advance and visit the museum along whilst following your interests.The permanent exhibition rooms are divided into two zones: the "Edo Zone" and the "Tokyo Zone." In the "Edo Zone", visitors can learn about the various aspects of Edo life and culture through many documents and materials displayed. There are pictorial materials such as Ukiyo-e (Traditional Japanese woodblock prints and paintings), miniaturized models of Nihonbashi (the famous bridge built in center of Edo) and Nakamura-za (theater), relatively large models of the Nagaya (traditional Japanese residence, large and long apartment), the actual items people used back then, and Senryo-bakos (piggy banks), are exhibited. Visitors will be able to learn about the lifestyle and culture of the ordinary people in the Edo period. In the Tokyo Zone, exhibitions on the Meiji-Ishin (the Meiji Restoration) and the Bunmei-kaika (Civilization and Enlightenment), the Great Kanto earthquake, and the Great Tokyo Air Raids can be seen. Here, visitors can learn about Tokyo from the Meiji Era and thereafter. Edo-Tokyo Museum is closed every Monday, from the end of December to early January, and from the beginning of March to the end of March. Please note that if Monday is a holiday, the museum will be closed on the next day. In addition, the permanent exhibition rooms will be closed from the beginning of December to the end of March. Please check the website for further information.


Train: The nearest station is Ryogoku Station of the JR Higashi-Nihon Soubu Line or Toei Ooedo Line. Bus: The nearest stop is Toei Ryogoku Eki Mae Stop of the metropolitan bus or Toei-Ryogoku Station (Edo-Tokyo Museum) Stop of the Sumida Ward circle bus. The circle bus is called the "Sumida Hyakkei Sumimaru-kun/ Sumirin-chan" south route. Car: It is a 10 minutes' drive from the Komagata IC of the Metoropolitan Expressway No.6, Mukoujima Route or a 10 minutes' drive from the Kinshichou IC of the Metropolitan Expressway No.7, Komatsugawa Route. Parking: Visitors can find the parking lots along the Kiyosumi Street to the east of the museum. The parkings are available for 100 yen per 15 minutes.

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Description: Edo-Tokyo Museum

Sights Edo-Tokyo Museum (江戸東京博物館)
Address 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-3626-9974 / Fax: 03-3626-9950
Duration 2Hour(s)
Closed dates Monday Specific dates NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY Winter season
Admission Fee Pay admission: 600yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

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