What everyday life was like in Tokyo, from samurai times through WWII and beyond
The Edo-Tokyo Museum is my favorite museum in town, because it’s so entertaining, you learn a lot about Japanese daily life without realizing it.
Half the museum is about everyday life in the Edo Era (during the time of the shōguns, before Japan opened to the West) and half of the museum is about life in the Meiji Era (after 1868, including fascinating info about life in Japan during WWII)
And on the Meiji Era side…
Open: Six days a week, closed Mondays, on the day after national holidays, and from December 29 – January 3. Open other holidays.
Hours: 9:30 – 17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Admission: Adults: ¥600, Seniors (65 & older): ¥300, College students: ¥480, High school & middle school students: ¥300, Younger children: Free. (Plus extra fee for special exhibitions.)