Edo-Tokyo Museum

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The Edo-Tokyo museum is a huge historical museum located just outside the JR Ryogoku Station. This museum is a must-see in Tokyo. It’s scale is staggering. This massive museum contains an entire Edo-period village, exhibits, and even real personal effects of the late Emperor Meiji from the 1860’s. It’s easy to get to by JR train – get off at the Ryogoku Station and head north. It’s just a block or two.

Entrance fee is $6, but well worth it. If you’re on bike, there is also a nice, free bike parking lot towards the back:

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Head up the stairs near the read of the bldg, and left to the ticket counter.

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After you buy a ticket in the massive concrete courtyard, head up the massive escalator on the right.

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Inside the museum, there is a full-scale bridge, and an entire Edo-period village.

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This isn’t a model – this is full scale and those are real people.

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There are also dioramas……

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A 15th century samurai armor.

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19th Century Typewriter

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Emperor Meiji’s personal ship artifacts.

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Meiji Era paintings, created around the time of his death.

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There’s also an old auto museum.

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1960’s Japanese apartment.

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Early Toshiba applicances, which are considered national treasures.

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There is also a World War 2 museum – including the original Instrument of Surrender.

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This museum is well worth its $6 admission fee, and is a must-see. Be sure not to miss it.

On your way out, be sure to check out Garden + Pizza on the backstreets behind the museum:

LINKS

https://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/en/

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