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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, 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

Fukugawa Edo Museum, Tokyo, Best Living Japan
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Fukugawa Edo Museum, Tokyo, Best Living Japan
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Fukugawa Edo Museum, Tokyo, Best Living Japan
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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
https://www.kcf.or.jp/fukagawa/

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The Fukagawa-Edo Museum

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