Experience the Edo Period at the Edo-Tokyo Museum

Edo-Tokyo Museum

The Edo-Tokyo Museum was established in 1993, and remains one of Tokyo's most interesting musems, featuring the history of Tokyo during the Edo period

Among its main permanent exhibition features are a life-size replica of the Nihonbashi, which was the bridge leading into Edo; the Nakamuraza theatre; and scale models of towns and buildings from the Edo, Meiji and Shōwa periods.

There are numerous models to behold, and the museum even holds theatre events and hands-on classes.

The Edo-Tokyo Museum is located near (next to) the Ryōgoku Kokugikan, international renowned as the sumo center of the world. So after you're through combing the exhibits of Tokyo's history, you can take a walk around the area and experience it first hand - and maybe even run into a few sumo wrestlers!

The museum also offers full -FREE- English guidance, and publishes a free English-language newsletter.

A definite must visit!


1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015

Open from 9:30 - 17:30 (Saturday:9:30 - 19:30), closed Mondays

Official Website:


by Former Deep Japan Writer

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