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There's no better place than this to ignite children's imagination of what old Edo might have looked like in the 19th century. Even for adults without children, this museum is fun. Ensconced in the museum's hangar-like building is a life-size reproduction of a prosperous Fukugawa neighborhood, with 11 full-scale replicas of Japanese homes, tenements, inns, a watchtower, and shops selling vegetables, rice, and fish, most of them open so you can explore and actually touch the items inside. There's delightful attention to details, like the dog relieving itself on a pole, the cat sleeping on a roof, and the voice of a vendor selling his wares. And like a real village, it even changes with the seasons, with the clap of thunder during summer storms and cherry blossoms in spring. Finally, every 45 minutes or so, the village goes through a day's cycle, beginning with the rising of the sun in the morning to sunset at night. Just don't confuse this museum with the Edo-Tokyo Museum, which covers the history of the city.