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Edo-Tokyo Museum

By Emma, Australia, January 2013

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Housed in a rather unappealing post-modern concrete structure said to resemble a rice granary, the Edo-Tokyo Museum offers a trip back in time to the start of the Edo period right through to the mid-1960s.

Through a series of exhibits, scale models and displays, visitors get to see Tokyo’s evolution from its earliest days as a small fishing village and the seat of the powerful shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu, through numerous wars and natural disasters, to the modern metropolis that it is today.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Tokyo Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Tokyo.

Photo courtesy of Wiii via Wikimedia Commons.

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