The Edo-Tokyo Museum is closing its fifth- and sixth-floor exhibition rooms for renewal (to reopen on March 28 next year) but it stresses that this will not have a negative effect on its current exhibition. Instead, it’s bringing most of the permanent exhibits to the first floor for “Explore! Experience! Edo-Tokyo,” a show that re-introduces the works on a compact scale but with more detailed descriptions.
Included in the display are rarities as well as the elementary and junior high school-textbook standard historical pieces. The museum’s rickshaw rides will also still be available and visitors can try carrying miscellaneous objects, such as coin chests and buckets, to get a feel of Edo Period (1603-1868) life; Dec. 2-March 8.
Edo-Tokyo Museum; 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo. Ryogoku Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Sat. till 7:30 p.m.). ¥300. Closed Mon. 03-3626-9974; www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp