The Tokyo Fire Museum, located in Shinjuku, is fun and free. We took our four-year-old son on a weekday with visiting relatives and practically had the place to ourselves. He really enjoyed trying on the costumes and playing in the firetrucks and rooftop helicopter. I enjoyed the museum itself, as it’s one of the few museums in Japan that I have been to that has information in English. Stars & Stripes ran an excellent article on the museum titled: Red-hot destination: Tokyo Fire Museum. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed on Mondays.
DIRECTIONS: Located at Yotsuya -Sanchome Station, Exit #2. – Emily Gyimah, February 2014.