Take a trip back in time at the Edo Tokyo Museum, Spend a day traveling back in time at the Tokyo Metropolitan Edo Tokyo Museum. Tokyo wasn’t always the futuristic megalopolis that it is today. Before becoming “Tokyo” in 1869, this area used to be referred to as Edo. At the Edo Tokyo Museum, you can learn all about the fascinating history of Edo. The museum showcases the way that people used to live through unique displays, some of which are life-size. One of the most impressive attractions: a full-scale model of Nihonbashi Bridge, which allowed people to pass into Edo. Also of interest are the numerous recreated buildings, such as Nagoya apartments, that really allow guests to imagine how life was like in the Edo period. The museum is full of all sorts of real and recreated artifacts—some of which you can even touch. It’s a great opportunity for kids and adults alike to explore and learn about what daily life was like for the people of Edo.