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The Edo-Tokyo Museum stands as a rich historical and cultural tribute to the vibrant and modern city of Tokyo. Opened in 1993, the museum is designed to take visitors down a captivating path of Tokyo’s establishment and development beginning from as early as the 15th century. The site showcases unique and comprehensive exhibits that deal with a wide range of topics which include the culture and lifestyle of the Japanese.
Renowned as a heritage site in Tokyo, the Edo-Tokyo Museum attracts crowds of locals and tourists interested in exploring the city’s culture and history. The museum has been constructed in a futuristic warehouse design that covers an expansive area of 30,000 square meters. The site houses 2 exhibition areas, one that exhibits displays on the old Tokyo section, known as Edo and the other that exhibits contemporary displays of today’s Tokyo city. The entrance to the Edo section of the museum is an innovative life size reconstruction of the historically famous Nihonbashi Bridge.
The Edo section of the Edo-Tokyo Museum reveals the early life patterns and history of Tokyo beginning from the 1590’s until the 19th century through panels, cultural activities and scale models. One of the main highlights here is the life sized model of the Kabuki theatre. The modern Tokyo section reveals the formation of Japanese life and culture from the 19th century onwards. Several artifacts from important events in Japan’s history can be seen in both sections. The Edo-Tokyo Museum is also home to a comprehensive library that houses thousands upon thousands of books, journals and documents that pertain to Tokyo’s past.
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