Fresh from a recent renovation, this intimate museum features a wonderfully recreated Tempo-period (1830-1843) neighbourhood - complete with homes, shops, narrow alleyways, and even the local rubbish dump. Wander about, peering in windows and entering buildings furnished with household goods and Edo-period bric-a-brac. Light and sound effects create the illusion of a whole day passing from day to night in the space of a few minutes. Pair it up with a visit to the huge Edo-Tokyo Museum in nearby Sumida ward, just a couple of stops away on the Toei Ōedo subway line.
1 Chome-3-28 Shirakawa, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to 135-0021, Japan
Nearest Transit: Kiyosumi-Shirakawa (Line: (Z))
Fukagawa Edo Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map
Ryōgoku Kokugikan(1.9 km)
The largest sumo arena in Japan with a capacity for 10,000 spectators, this is where grand tournaments or basho are held in January, May and September, starting on the second Sunday of the month.
Edo-Tokyo Museum(1.7 km)
One of the best museums in Tokyo, the Edo-Tokyo Museum is housed in a bizarre multi-storey building which is meant to evoke an old raised kurazukuri-style warehouse.
Kiyosumi Garden(0.3 km)
Not the most famous of Tokyo's gardens, but the Kiyosumi is quite lovely and uncrowded.
Capsule Tower(1.8 km)
A famous building of Kisho Kurokawa, that reflects the views Japanese had of the future in the70's.
Tokyo Stock Exchange(2 km)
Tokyo's stock exchange, while one of the largest in the world by capitalization, is now entirely automated, and the tiny building it resides in is mostly for show, featuring a small museum, exhibition hall, and broadcasting facilities.
Sumo Museum(1.9 km)
Attached to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, the Sumo Museum is a small, quirky gallery dedicated to the history of Japan's national sport.
Tabi Museum(1.4 km)
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