Close to the JR Ryogoku Station, between the train lines and the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena, you can visit one of the most intriguing buildings from Tokyo, the Edo-Tokyo Museum. Although quite a tall construction (62.2 meters), if you don’t know about it you can miss it, since from many places it is hidden by the surrounding buildings.
Edo-Tokyo Museum was designed by Kiyonori Kikutake, one of the most famous Japanese architects, founder of the Metabolist movement, who also designed the Showa-Kan museum.
Seen from up close, whether you like it or not, you have to admit that the Edo-Tokyo Museum is a spectacular construction. Looking like a huge roof sustained by four strong columns, it was inspired by an the architecture of the old kurazukuri storehouses.
And actually, it really is a kind of storehouse… The total surface is 2.4 times bigger than the field area from the Tokyo Dome stadium, and inside it you can visit life-size replicas of entire buildings, like the Nakamura Theater and the Choya Newspaper Publishing. A full-scale replica of the original Nihonbashi Bridge is also featured inside…
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