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The Fukagawa-Edo Museum (Koto-ku, Tokyo)

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”.

The Fukagawa-Edo Museum

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.

The Fukagawa-Edo Museum pictures

Fukugawa Edo Museum, Tokyo, Best Living Japan
Fukugawa Edo Museum, Tokyo, Best Living Japan
Fukugawa Edo Museum, Tokyo, Best Living Japan






The Fukagawa-Edo Museum Details

Address: 1-3-28 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3630-8625
Open: Daily 9.30 – 17.00 (last admission: 16.30), Monday closed, when Monday is a national holiday closed Tuesday
Cost: adult 400 JPY, child 50 JPY
Access: 3 min walk from Kiyosumi Shirakawa St. on the Oed0 Line


The Fukagawa-Edo Museum


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