Edo-Tokyo Museum

Things to Do in Tokyo

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Reaching back to the origins of Tokyo during its early Edo period, before it became the Tokyo we know of today, the Edo-Tokyo Museum provides the continuous link between past and present. This is a museum that celebrates the history of place and people. Its mission is to “preserve Edo’s cultural heritage”, and it does this effectively and in contrast within the walls of a highly modern architectural structure.

The Edo-Tokyo Museum offers visitors its regular, permanent collections, together with visiting exhibitions to keep things fresh and fascinating. Stretching over several floors, the museum ameliorates its visitor experience with seminars, presentations and the ability to watch traditional craftsmen reviving skills from the distant past.

Among the most interest features are the scale models of Edo and Tokyo, from the periods 1590 to 1964. Transition and history in miniature. Tours are available in several languages, including English, so the experience will be complete and completely understood by those with English skills and non-Japanese speakers. We think it’s a must-see and gives sense to how Tokyo became Tokyo from Edo.

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