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Fukagawa Edo Museum

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Address: 1-3-28 Shirakawa, Koto 135-0021, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3630-8625
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

See village life in 19th-century Fukagawa in this reproduction village of...

See village life in 19th-century Fukagawa in this reproduction village of traditional homes, inns, fish and produce stores, complete with an ambient sound track and seasonal plants and weather.

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I can't recommend this place enough!

This place was amazing. All of the exhibits and buildings are interactive, and the volunteer English speaking guides will help you get the most out of your visit and explain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 May 2016
Mike B
Saskatchewan, Canada
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This place was amazing. All of the exhibits and buildings are interactive, and the volunteer English speaking guides will help you get the most out of your visit and explain everything you may see. Don't miss this place on your Tokyo visit! Plus, there's a traditional toy store about a block away that's defiantly worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

If you are interested to know about Edo times, this place is for you! Well done. Free professional tour guides. They explain everything you need to know by going through the entire site. Big place, give yourself, at least 2 hours. Enjoy:)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

I didnt know too much about the Edo-culture before. This museum gives you an insight. Its ideal for a quick stop if you are in the area. I was on my way to the Museum of contemporary art(which I recomend too) and discovered this one by chance. Othervise there is notmuch around.

Thank Atli S
Sumida, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This is a small museum that focuses on what it was like to live in the Fukagawa area during Edo times. Basically it is a big room that has a reconstruction of the town during this time including houses, vegetable stores and even the public toilet. There are English speaking guides who will give you even more information or you... More 

Thank keppers87
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

If you are into history and want to know more about the way people lived in Japan, Edo centuries ago, this is very interesting and educational place that you benefit from when travelling around Japan. Good to have an English speaking guide, almost essential. There are volunteers ready to take us around.

Thank tondastours
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Located just a few minutes from the JR Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Station, this one room museum has enough space for about 9 buildings (newly constructed0 to show what life was like during the Edo period The English labeling is excellent and there are also English speaking volunteers to answer questions. You can enter the ground level of almost all of the buildings.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite experience in Japan so far. Away from the madness, step inside a peaceful recreation of a Edo period village. We were lucky to get an English speaking guide to show us through. It took about an hour which was perfect with our three year old in tow.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

This is a most impressive building, it got me the first time I saw it and again on my return. I actually love the area around the museum too. Inside it was brilliant. I traveled with my 6 year old and we joined and group with a guide - best way to do it as they give you lots more... More 

Thank Rosalind D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Loved this museum. Again a small one hidden away, but well worth the effort! There is an Edo town inside complete with a traditional boat floating on water. The attention to detail is very good. In addition there were some videos playing of artisans making their wares which I found very interesting. On the down side, most of it was... More 

Thank Library flower
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

This was a great museum showing the edo era history and daily life of edo period people. We visited on the recommendation of some friends and were not disappointed! Our English speaking volunteer guide was fabulous and very, very informative. Our visit really gave us a sense of 'old' Tokyo, and was one of the most enjoyable museums we have... More 

Thank Amanda T

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