Edo Tokyo Museum

Unlike Ueno Park’s National Museum, which holds treasures and artifacts from throughout Japan’s history, the Edo Tokyo Museum focuses on the history of the city.
Designed by Kiyonori Kikutake, the massive concrete structure, inspired by traditional raised warehouses, is a fine example of the Japanese architectural movement of Metabolism.
Inside, life-size and scale models of old buildings predominate, and a replica of the Nihonbashi Bridge separates the Edo Period buildings from the later Meiji Period ones. Woodblock printing, or Ukiyo-e, is also showcased here.