This large museum’s outlandish architectural style may not appeal to everyone, but the building houses the city’s best collection of displays dealing with the history of Tokyo. Highlights include large-scale reconstructions of Nihonbashi bridge and a kabuki theatre, as well as detailed models of quarters of the city at different eras. Exhibits outline lifestyles and show how disasters, natural and man-made, altered the city’s landscape. The English labelling is good.
|Venue name:||Edo-Tokyo Museum||Contact:|
1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku
|Transport:||Ryogoku Station (Oedo line), exits A3, A4; (Sobu line), west exit.|
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Tokyo: 150 years
It's been 150 years since the city of Edo was officially renamed Tokyo on July 17, 1868. Enough reason for some celebration and retrospection, the folks at the Edo-Tokyo Museum must have thought, with this exhibition full of photographs of the city in...Until Monday October 8 2018