About Edo-Tokyo Museum
The Edo-Tokyo Museum is a museum located in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan, adjacent to the Kokugikan, a venue dedicated to grand sumo wrestling. Designed by Kiyotsugu Kikutake, the museum is a seven-story, one-story, high-bed special structure with a hollow structure on the fifth and sixth floors, and is currently managed and operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture.
The Edo-Tokyo Museum, which opened on March 28, 1993, is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and displaying materials related to the lost history of Edo and Tokyo, as well as preserving the disappearing historical legacy of Edo-Tokyo and thinking about the future of Tokyo.
The Edo-Tokyo Museum has a permanent Edo section, a Tokyo section, and the 2nd Project Exhibition Room, where approximately 2,500 pieces of artwork, including ukiyo-e, eimaki, kimono, and old maps, as well as approximately 50 large-scale models, are on display in an effort to make Edo and Tokyo history and culture easy to understand and experience for oneself.
In addition to permanent exhibitions, the Edo-Tokyo Museum offers four to five planned exhibitions and events each year, and is one of the best-serviced museums in Tokyo with a library, a video hall, and other learning facilities.
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How to get there
1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
Access: 3 minutes on foot from the West Exit of JR Ryogoku Station
1 minute on foot from Exit A3 or A4 of Ryogoku Station (in front of Edo-Tokyo Museum) on Toei Subway Oedo Line
The museum is very spacious and is designed to move through time, so it was interesting to feel as if I was traveling from the Edo period to the Showa period. There were many children there, and I thought it was great that parents and children could discover many things together.