See how Japanese capital evolved into a global city at Edo-Tokyo Museum, filled with artifacts, exhibits, and models documenting the urban center's growth since the ancient times. Marvel at dioramas depicting the lives of samurai, explore replicas of Tokyo's 19th-century streets, and admire ornate kimonos as you follow the transformation of the city from a medieval hub to a high-tech metropolis. Don't miss the full-sized recreation of the Nihonbashi Bridge, the main entryway into historic Edo of the Tokugawa period. Grab a free audio guide to get more info about the displays inside the museum. Most exhibits feature English-language descriptions and signage, which makes tours all the more pleasant and rewarding. Check the website for information about temporary exhibits and special events. Work out when and for how long to visit Edo-Tokyo Museum and other Tokyo attractions using our handy Tokyo trip planning website.
Tours to Edo-Tokyo Museum
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Duration: 7 to 9 hours
$282 BOOK WITH VIATOR Authentic Geisha Performance and Entertainment including a Kaiseki Course Dinner
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
$744 BOOK WITH VIATOR Tokyo City Tour: Private Chauffeur Guide with Chartered Car
Duration: 10 hours
$197 BOOK WITH VIATOR [electric bicycle tour]: 6-hour travel course by electric bicycle Asakusa, Ueno Park, Edo-Tokyo Museum, and Sky Tree. (There is a support car.)
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
$96 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour - Enjoy Ukiyoe of Katsushika Hokusai and the Edo times he did!
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
$173 BOOK WITH VIATOR Edo, Japanese sword, Sumo museum with National Licensed Guide
Duration: 3 hours
Edo-Tokyo Museum reviews
Reasonably priced, indoors with air-con, and has some interesting history such as replicas of homes early 1900s, the first "family computer", and relics from both modern and ancient history. It was a.... more »
This is a very well planed museum that covers the history of Tokyo from the days it was once a sleepy village called Edo till the modern day megacity we know today. The building itself is a... more »
Lots of fun! You start from the top floor which has architecture models and maps about Tokyo's history. Limited English information makes this floor harder to appreciate. Do don't linger too long and head downstairs where the real fun begins! Tons of interesting reconstruction of different aspects of Tokyo life through different historical periods. Also fun interactive displays. This is one of the lesser known museums in Tokyo but I definitely recommend it!
Simply marvellous. A must go for any visit longer than three days. Typical attention to detail, highly accessible for non-Japanese, very wide viewing areas, and friendly free guides (thanks Mr. Hagihara!). The restaurant is convenient if a little pedestrian. Must see. Leave at least two hours.
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