The Edo-Tokyo Museum

Adventures in miniature

By Steph Newman    - 1 min read


From April 2022 until 2025 (estimated), the Edo-Tokyo Museum will be closed for major renovations.

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The Edo-Tokyo Museum does not compromise when it comes to scale. The massive atrium of the main entrance presents a full-size replica of Edo's Nihonbashi, the bridge leading to the great city. 

There are also incredibly detailed replicas of houses, theatres and shrines, as well as exquisitely crafted dioramas that capture the intensity and beauty of Edo life in action: fishermen in their boats, actors performing, and families gathering for evening meals. 

The audio guides are also a must-have, and are available from the front desk. 


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Steph Newman

Steph Newman @steph.newman

In the last few years, I've travelled more than some people do in a lifetime. I've covered four continents, ten countries and more kilometres of train travel than I thought mentally endurable. Japan for me is a home away from home. It's the land I yearn for, and it calls to me from across the ocean.  In 2017-2018, I'm living, studying and working in Japan!