The Fukagawa-Edo Museum (Koto-ku, Tokyo) is a very hands-on gem of a museum in Tokyo to visit for 1-2 hours. The Fukagawa-Edo Museum is a large hall with about 12 Edo-period houses reconstructed in a village environment. The hall is very compact, and the lighting switches from night to day so you feel you are in a small village. There is a very calm feeling to the museum (good museum if you have a sensitive child). You can walk freely in and around the houses; each which shows a different view of the “life in Edo”.
**Reservations are necessary via telephone (03-3630-8625), advance purchase at at the museum or online. Information here push button to translate from Japanese to English at the top of the page.
The Fukagawa-Edo Museum (深川江戸資料館)
There is a shop keeper’s store and home, a fisherman’s home, etc. There are also some great videos to help explain the Edo period of life. Although most of the information is in Japanese, there are a handful of senior volunteers walking the exhibit who are very friendly, helpful and have some basic English ability to explain the village. The Fukagawa-Edo Museum is a little gem, and one not to be missed. The museum is a short walk from the station, but is a bit hidden so take the address and map below. While in the neighbourhood visit the Kiyosumi Gardens to see some great tress, flowers and wildlife, and dine across the street from the museum at Fukagawajuku, a small shop that specializes in Fukagawa meshi, a fishermans’s meal made with steamed clams, miso sauce and fluffy clams blended with Kanto and shinshu miso.
The Fukagawa-Edo Museum pictures
The Fukagawa-Edo Museum Details
Address: 1-3-28 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Daily 9.30 – 17.00 (last admission: 16.30), Monday closed, when Monday is a national holiday closed Tuesday
Admission: adult 400 JPY, child 50 JPY ; Ticket reservations must be made online here
Access: 3 min walk from Kiyosumi Shirakawa St. on the Oed0 Line
The Fukagawa-Edo Museum
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