2. EDO-TOKYO HAKUBUTSU-KAN/Metropolitan Edo-tokyo museum

You will have a fun time here as Tamaki and me, because of the contrived display! And the guide services help your understanding, especially foreigners. There are two good services both free of charge, in the detail see the following details!
At first you walk across Nihonbashi-bridge, which was remade as half size length, welcome to Tokyo in the old days! You can get to know the history and culture of Tokyo in which from ancient times to the present age, especially in the Edo period. There are the theatres, ordinary people’s house with many goods from the Edo period. Also detailed miniature models and real pictures and goods are displayed.
Handing and touching some goods of them are OK. Don’t you sit in the palanquin in the Edo period? I handled the firemen’s equipment like a flag in the Edo period, which was made of wood and knitting rope. It is very heavy! Some firemen came to the fire with it!
The two museum shops are very nice, one is near the exit of museum on 5th floor, and the other is near the entrance of the building. You can find nice souvenirs!


・Phone: 03-3626-9974
・Location: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
 (3min walk from JR Ryogoku Sta. West Exit, 1min. walk from Toei-Oedo line Ryogoku Sta. Exit A4)
・Open: 9:30-17:30 (Sat. 9:30-19:30)/Closed on Mon.
 When Mon. is a holiday, closed on the next day. Dec.31 and Jan.1)
・Admission fee: Permanent exhibition¥600, Students ¥480, Junior high, High school students and seniors over 65¥300/Over 20 people, discount rate available/Special exhibition’s fee: extra

*Portable receiver for exhibition guidance service (in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean): Available at 1st and 3rd floor information counters. For permanent exhibition’s charge is free, deposit ¥1000 only. (Special exhibition is not free.)

*Voluntary guide service (in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese and Korean): Available from 10:00 to 15:00 at 1st and 6th floor voluntary guide desks. The charge is free, no need for reservation but they may not always be able to guide you, because of the availability of volunteers. Reservation acceptance: until 2 weeks before the visit day. Volunteer office hours: 9:00-17:00


高床式の蔵をイメージした建物は一番高い部分が62.5メートルで、江戸城の天守閣とほぼ同じ高さ。まずエスカレーターで6階の入口へ。精巧な作りの大名屋敷や、江戸の芝居小屋など見所満載! 和のイベントも多数開催していて飽きません。