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Edo-Tokyo Museum

"Tastes of JAPAN by ANA" is a regional vitalization project that collaborates with the different prefectures in Japan to present the Land of the Rising Sun in all of its diverse glory.

Experience the history and culture of Edo and Tokyo!

The Edo-Tokyo Museum is focused on the history and culture of Edo (old Tokyo) and modern-day Tokyo, characterized by its unique appearance reminiscent of a raised-flooring type warehouse. Using original materials and replicas, the permanent exhibition showcases the history and culture of about 400 years after Ieyasu Tokugawa entered metropolitan Edo. The exhibition room on the first floor features special exhibitions with various themes.

Nihonbashi

Nihonbashi Bridge was first built in 1603 and played an important role as the starting point for various highways. In the hall, visitors can see a scale model that shows the northern half of Nihonbashi Bridge during the first half of the 1800s. Japanese cypress was used for the restoration based on the reconstruction records and paintings.

Stage for Sukeroku

The museum showcases Sukeroku, a representative program of Edo Kabuki in a fictional setting. Sukeroku was first performed by Danjuro Ichikawa II in 1713 and later was completed as Sukeroku Yukari no Edo Zakura. The main characters are Sukeroku and his girlfriend Agemaki, as well as Ikyu, who loves Agemaki. The story unveiled focusing on the whereabouts of a lost treasure sword.

Location

Name Edo-Tokyo Museum
Web Sites https://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/en/
Address 1-4-1, Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Access 3 minutes' walk from the west exit of Ryogoku Station on the JR Sobu Line
1 minutes' walk from A4 exit of Ryogoku Station (Edo-Tokyo Hakubutsukan-mae) on the Toei Subway Oedo Line
Take the Toei bus on the Nishiki 27, Ryo 28 and Mon 33 routes, or the Sumida City circulation bus “Sumida Hyakkei Sumimarukun / Sumirinchan (Southern Route),” and get off at the Toei Ryogoku Eki (Edo-Tokyo Hakubutsukan-mae) bus stop and walk 3 minutes
Business Hours 9:30 to 17:30 (Until 19:30 on Saturdays) *1
*1 Final entry: 30 minutes before closing time
Closed Every Monday (if Monday is a public holiday, then the following Tuesday), New Year's holidays
Inquiries TEL: 03-3626-9974
Admission Adults: 600 yen; College or vocational school students: 480 yen; Senior high school or junior high school students (from outside Tokyo) or over 65 years old: 300 yen; Junior high school students (who go to school or live in Tokyo) or elementary school students or pre-school children: free

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