Edo Tokyo Museum

Edo Tokyo Museum

Edo-Tokyo Museum is a gorgeous Tokyo museum that exhibits works of art from Japan as well as replicas of objects that will closely introduce you with the history of the city of Tokyo in the period from XV century until industrial revolution. Edo-Tokyo museum opened its door in 1993, and its unique architecture will surely make an impression on you. The museum is a very popular tourist attraction and its not a surprise that every tourist visits it during their stay in Tokyo.

The permanent exhibition, which displays original objects and replicas, offers visitors a unique journey through the 400-year history of Edo-Tokyo, more precisely from the period of Tokugawa’s entry into Edo. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum holds temporary exhibitions in the gallery as well as various other events, including lectures and workshops on the history and culture of Tokyo. When it comes to the architecture of the building, it resembles old warehouses and its height is a total of 62 meters, as well as the tower of the old Edo castle in Tokyo, which is also a popular tourist destination.

The unusual thing about Edo-Tokyo museum is that the main exhibition is interactive and that many items can be touched. When you start your visit of the museum and enter from one room to another, you will be able to see historical monuments and buildings of Tokyo. A beautiful replica of the Nihonbashi Bridge is on display here. It was the first bridge in Tokyo. Then you will see models of old Ed, then you will get acquainted with the very functioning of the city from that period, from drainage systems to the security of the city. The technology that announced the industrial revolution in Japan is on display at the very end of the exhibition.

The practical exhibits display tools used by Edo merchants, Edo firefighter equipment, a traditional palanquin used by feudal lords from the Edo period, and other objects. Through museum exhibits and abundant original historical material, visitors can learn a lot about the history of the city of Tokyo.

The special thing to point out is that there are many volunteers in the museum who speak several languages ​​and who will be your guides COMPLETELY FREE. You can of course take an audio guide which is also free, but when you can already talk to the right person and ask what might interest you then that is of course a far better experience.

Ticket price for Edo Tokyo Museum
Regular ticket price ¥ 600
For pensioners ¥ 300
For students ¥ 480
For high school students ¥ 300
Elementary school students and preschoolers - FREE admission

Opening hours of the Edo Tokyo Museum
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The museum is closed on Mondays and public holidays

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