日本での一年間

September 12, 2008

Edo-Tokyo Museum

Filed under: Tokyo places — myyearinjapan @ 11:58 am

I visited the Edo-Tokyo Museum. It’s about the history of Tokyo. (Tokyo was called Edo until 1868.)

It was a pretty nice museum. I was passing by it every day on the train in between where I live and my language school, so it was nice to finally go there. The museum is in Ryogoku, which is also where the Sumo wresting arena is. It would be cool to go there sometime too, but I bet it’s super expensive.

Museum building

Museum building

The building is kind of interesting. The actual museum stuff is in the top part.
And it has a super long escalator to get the the middle part and then another and another and another to get to the top. Lots of escalators. Except, the first one wasn’t actually an escalator. It was like a moving walkway on a slant. very cool.

Looooong Escalator

Looooong Escalator

Looking up at the building

Looking up at the building

The best thing about the museum was all the great dioramas. This one shows part of a typical samurais compound.

The best thing about the museum was all the great dioramas. This one shows part of a typical samurai's compound.

The heart of old Edo

The heart of old Edo: Nihonbashi bridge

Boats in Edo Bay

Boats in Edo Bay. Some of them serve as flaoting restaurants.

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2 Comments »

  1. Oh, I’ve been there before! That building was so friggin’ huge, but I guess indoor architecture museums have to be. The tour guide let me sit in the palanquin! (I was a princess! ^_^) I probably still have photos from that place somewhere. Yeah, it was a really neat museum! I think they hold some kind of record for escalators, too.

    Comment by reccaphoenix — September 12, 2008 @ 9:13 pm

  2. They must have some kind of record for escalators. A lesser museum would have been eclipsed by their magnificence.

    Comment by myyearinjapan — September 13, 2008 @ 3:23 pm


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