Tokyo

Edo-Tokyo Museum

This is a museum that looks back on Tokyo's history and culture in order to get a better view of the city's identity and its future. It has a unique appearance with raised floors, in balance with the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena right next door. Inside are a series of exhibitions with everyday items from older times, etc.

The museum shop has plenty of original items that make special gifts. How about a furoshiki cloth, T-shirt or handkerchief with a fine-patterned motif that go back to the Edo period? Or an owl puppet that protects children from calamities? At this museum you are sure to find something that evokes the culture of Tokyo.

Edo-Tokyo Museum
ADDRESS 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-3626-9974
ACCESS 3-minute walk from Ryogoku Station on the JR Sobu Line,
1-minute walk from Exit A4 of Ryogoku Station on the Toei Oedo Line.
OPEN 9:30 - 17:30
9:30 - 19:30 (Sat)
CLOSE Mondays
WEB
http://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/english/
(English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean)
*Imado-ware mug cups
*Owl puppets and netsuke
*Striped T-shirts
*Faceted Edo-style glassware
*Crêpe furoshiki cloths
*Soba cups
Photo: © EDO-TOKYO-MUSEUM