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|
1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku
|Transport:||Ryogoku Station (Oedo line), exits A3, A4; (Sobu line), west exit.|
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Travelling on the Edo Highway: A Journey of Shogun and Princesses
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