Musée Edo de Tokyo

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The Edo-Tokyo Museum is the oldest museum in Japan dedicated to the history of Japan’s capital, Tokyo. Located just east of the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo’s Ryogoku district, near the Sumida River, the Edo-Tokyo Museum is immediately recognizable by its distinctive architecture.

It takes at least two hours to see it properly. The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a historical and cultural resource with fantastic displays, interactivity and visitor friendliness. Almost every aspect of life in old Tokyo is presented in the museum in a fascinating and memorable way.

The museum’s permanent exhibition vividly depicts the past of Tokyo (known as Edo until 1869) through its exhibits and covers many features of the capital from the Edo period to the last decades.


In an interactive way, visitors can discover and learn about various aspects of Tokyo in the past, such as people’s way of life, Edo period architecture, cultural heritage, political climate, business situation, etc. With many models of cities, figurines and life forms, the museum provides an opportunity to learn how cities were built in the past.

The museum also offers many opportunities to take pictures, for example of vehicles and objects used at the time. Guides are also available in English and are available from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

In addition to the permanent exhibition, special exhibitions on a variety of topics related to Tokyo are held. In addition, the museum has a sister museum in the western suburbs of Tokyo, the Edo-Tokyo Outdoor Museum, which preserves and exhibits many historic buildings.

Special exhibitions are charged separately from the permanent exhibition, but a combined ticket is available at a significantly reduced admission price. Access. Hours and fees: Hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (until 7:30 pm on Saturdays), reception closes 30 minutes before closing time. Admission: adults – 600 yen, children – 300 yen, for the permanent exhibition.

1 Chome-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida City, Tokyo 130-0015, Japan