The museum features a permanent collection of ancient artifacts and items, real size reconstructions of historical landmarks and environments and detailed models of the city during various periods of time. The exhibits are focused on portraying the culture, daily life and growth of Tokyo along its history, as well as the historical key events which triggered major changes in its society. English labeling and explanations are conveniently present throughout the museum and guided tours by volunteer guides in different languages are available under request.
Aside from the permanent exhibition, the Edo-Tokyo museum frequently hosts temporary exhibitions related with the city. There is also a replica of a Kabuki theater located at the entrance of the exposition, where traditional performances are held for visitors during weekends. It should be noted that the museum is closed on Mondays.
HOW TO GET THERE
JR Ryogoku Station Sobu Line
Ryogoku Station Toei Oedo Line
The Edo-Tokyo museum is located a few steps away from either the west exit of Ryogoku train station or the A4 exit of Ryogoku subway station.