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All reviews english speaking guide everyday life guided tour sweet shop two floors ueno park candy store learned a great deal personal guide interesting information local history edo era lotus pond post wwii early twentieth century on display top floor
First off the museum is located directly next to the pond in Ueno park. You can actually see it on the app a few blocks to the north west of its location on the trip advisor map.
We took 3 adults and 5 kids and...More
This small museum does a great job of showing how the common people lived in the lowlands (Shitamachi) near Edo Castle in the early 20th century. I especially liked the first floor's reconstruction of a Shitamachi street. This includes a merchant house and a sweet...More
A small museum focussing on daily life in this area of old Tokyo. The main floor features a few old houses and shops rebuilt inside the museum that give a good sense of the realities of daily life. Upstairs are exhibits of toys and household...More
I have been meaning to come here for a while..so finally made it..It is by the corner of the pond..and only 300 yen..I was greeted by an very friendly Japanese speaking English docent. She carefully explained to me..the different articles used in old time houses...More
The museum can be hard to find as most of the maps place it around the corner from where it actually is. It over looks Shinobazu Pond in the south east corner of Ueno Park. It is a small museum consisting of two floors. The...More
Early Sunday morning when the Shinobazu pond in Ueno Park is fresh and pristine, I find a portal to look into the life of common Japanese in the Edo era. "Shitamachi Museum" glimps into everyday life of a merchant who made straps for Japanese sandal....More
We visited this museum under the encouragement of our guide book, which indicated it would take about 20 minutes unassisted, unless we get an English language guide. At the door we were offered the English guide, and took it. At about an hour in we...More
Museum in Ueno Park dedicated to the history of shitamachi-style living during the Edo period until post-WWII. English brochures are provided throughout, though individual objects are only labeled in Japanese. There are replicas of traditional homes and shops you can walk through, plus old photographs,...More
Worth a quick visit here if in the vicinity. It's nice to get a sense for how the local people lived, and to see the ingenuity they had in terms of maximising their small living space. There are decent English language leaflets available. Although I...More
We love this little museum in Ueno. My husband has visited this museum twice in his past trips and has always been telling me about it. So on our vacation this time, we made sure to visit it again. He was right! For a straight-from-the-heart...More
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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As already mentioned, you should consider allowing at least one hour; however if you decide to read all the details of the displayed events on the second floor, it can easily take two hours. First floor is more displays... More
As already mentioned, you should consider allowing at least one hour; however if you decide to read all the details of the displayed events on the second floor, it can easily take two hours. First floor is more displays while second floor is displays with history details. Overall, this is a relatively small museum. Enjoy!