Tokyo Edo Museum walks you through the history of Tokyo during the Edo years. From a time when Kyoto was the capital of Japan.

Breathtaking behemoth of a museum containing  the history of Tokyo during the Edo period. It was established in 1993 and was a must see for us while here in Japan. Permanent exhibitions of Tokyo during the Edo period ,and additional exhibitions of the World War II period are on display.

The main features of the permanent exhibitions are the life-size replica of the Nihonbashi, which was the bridge leading into Edo; the Nakamuraza Theatre. There are also scale models of towns and buildings from the Edo, Meiji and Shōwa periods. The museum is located in Ryōgoku adjacent to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan.

Well worth a visit, kids loved it too as it gave them loads of ideas for Minecraft!

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