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Path of Tokyo History – Edo Tokyo Museum

Best things to do in Tokyo???

1) Indulge in shopping sprees > UENO, Japanese Souvenirs

2) Enjoy  food from the unique cafes> Monster Cafe, Maid Cafe

3) Be mesmerized by the beautiful nature > sakura viewing, Onsen,

4) Learn about the history

Today, let us do some HISTORY talk 🙂

If you truly want to know more about the present day  Tokyo, there is no better way than to visit the Edo Tokyo Museum.

Edo Tokyo Museum is an expertly designed museum where you can see the history of Tokyo, with large-scale models of architectural monuments and important cultural events.

Free tours given by the volunteers are available in several languages such as Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, French, German and Spanish. However, tours in some languages are unavailable on certain days. If you are interested in a tour, you may request at the ticket counter or at the 6th floor Voluntary Guide Desk.

If you are not lucky enough to catch the volunteer guide, audio guides may be rented at General Information on the 1st floor and 3rd floor. Audio guides are available in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. A refundable deposit is required.

Visit their homepage to check the price of the entrance ticket.

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get your entrance ticket & audio guides from the counter on the 1st floor/ 3rd floor

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At the permanent exhibition, you can see how Tokyo was being developed from the Edo period. You can see not only the changes in people’s lives but the dramatic transformation in economic activities as well!

All the miniatures exhibited at the museum really made me feel as if I was transported to the past.

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The contemporary design house

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The exhibitions include materials which illustrate people’s lives as detailed as the house design, living room, kitchen, furniture, housing appliances and ETC. Hence, we can see what kind of lives the Edo people led.

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The full-size of Nihonbashi Bridge was built at the exhibition hall where you can travel back in time to the Edo period to see how the land was divided with the Edo Castle at the heart of the city.

 

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The full-sized Nihonbashi Bridge

How to get there???

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  • By JR Sobu  Line, 3 mins walk from the West Exit of Ryogoku Station.
  • By Metro Toei Subway Oedo Line, 1 min walk from the A4 Exit of Ryogoku Station (Edo Tokyo Hakubutsukan-mae)

 

p.s.: Don’t worry about the direction, as there are many sign boards once you step out from the train station which show you the direction to the main building of the museum 🙂

Travel tips:

How to save your transportation budget travel in Tokyo? Grab the subway ticket from H.I.S Tourist Information Center  now and you can take the subway for an unlimited number of times!

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