Beloved Edo-Tokyo Museum to close April for three-year renovation

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Beloved Edo-Tokyo Museum to close April for three-year renovation

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

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Come April on of Tokyo’s popular museums will be shutting its doors for a three-year renovation.

The Edo-Tokyo Museum features dozens of historical and cultural items perfect for an afternoon spent learning about the era which lasted from 1603 to 1867. Here visitors are treated to seven floors and a basement of exhibits including town replicas, life-sized figures, and other unique treasures.

The museum opened in 1993, so after nearly 30 years of welcoming domestic and international visitors, it was time for a revamp, officials announced on their website in late January. The museum says it is expecting to reopen sometime in 2025 but the actual date of reopening is still to be determined.



Edo-Tokyo Museum

Location: 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Hours: Tue – Sun, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Saturdays – 7:30 p.m.)

Admission: 600 yen ($5), college students: 480 yen, high schoolers: 300 yen, middle schoolers and younger: free


Tel: 03-3626-9974 (General Information)

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