Edo Tokyo Museum/Edo Tokyo Hakubutsukan
History of Edo, Old Tokyo
If you are really interested in Japan culture and the way things used to be and how people lived in Tokyo, then you must put this on your list of places to visit while in Tokyo. You will find original and replicated exhibits which are built to scale. You will see models painstakingly built to scale with entire communities going about their daily lives. You will see the way the Japanese lived in the feudal times when the Samurai ruled, as well as the Westernization of Tokyo. Plenty of learning opportunities and exhibits that you can literally step into and see what life is like on the inside. This is a popular place for school children to visit and I'm sure you will enjoy it too. Floor guides are available in English, Chinese, Korean, French, German, Spanish and of course Japanese.
This museum was built in 1993. Easy access, just a few minutes walk from Ryogoku station on the Sobu line.