Tokyo Fire Museum

firemuseumtokyo1The 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.

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2 Responses to Tokyo Fire Museum

  1. I visited this museum last week. It is under major renovation. Several floors are closed. You can still visit the area to climb on a helicopter and fire truck. There are several dress up areas open.

  2. Visited this museum over the weekend. The renovation is complete and there are several interactive displays that my three year old loved! There are three helicopters, one inside, another inside that you can sit in and a roof top one that you can sit in too. You can also end at the 10th floor where there are table and chairs and drink machines. No food. But if you bring a lunch you can sit there and it’s a great view of the city.

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