Devastated by the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and then flattened again by U.S. air raids during the war, little of the old face of Tokyo remains.

But the Fukagawa Edo Museum provides visitors with the atmosphere of mid-19th century Tokyo, when the capital was known as Edo under the Tokugawa shogunate.

The museum, located in Koto Ward and run by an affiliate of the ward government, features faithful reproductions of a working-class community block along the Sumida River about 160 years ago, with an oil shop, a vegetable store and a floating tavern built with construction methods used at the time.