When I get off at Ryogoku Station of JR Soubu Line and leave the west exit wicket and go ahead through the Kokugikan to the right in looking askance at, I see the big building of the Edo Tokyo museum. This museum was opened on March 28, 1993 as a museum to look back on the history and culture of Edo Tokyo, and to think about future Tokyo. The building is a unique thing reflecting the image of an above-ground house-type storehouse and is 7 stories The first floor becomes the general bureau, and, other than a box office, there are a special exhibition room, a meeting room, a restaurant, a museum shop.
The third floor becomes the prospects break space of the colonnade called the Edo Tokyo open space and can see the Kokugikan or the Tokyo Sky Tree. You can go with a long escalator from this third floor to five or six floors with the permanent construction exhibit space. In the permanent construction exhibit space, the sixth floor becomes the entrance. It is Nihonbashi of approximately 5m a supporting beam from the fifth floor that it gets into eyes when I enter it, and length is approximately 15m. I can go to the showpiece section across this bridge.
At the display corner across the bridge, precise miniature models of town and aimyo's mansion of Edo, inside of the Edo Castle are displayed. It is shown to the state of people lived in Edo, and binoculars are attached to this model around a showpiece and can look until an expression and the gesture of people. A tenement house of the Edo common people and the Kabuki hut are made from size of the original when I move to the fifth floor next and can grasp the state of the everyday living. There is Tokyo zone in the point of the Edo zone. The state of the town where this changes to from Meiji to the Taisho era and the Showa era are expressed with a Western-style building and common people house, a model and there is a place to be able to long for. The museum needs around two hours widely for visit time.
When I leave the museum and go to the north along the Kiyosumi street, there is Yokoami-cho Park. A memorial service temple and the revival Memorial holding a service for a victim of the Great Kanto Earthquake generated on September 1, 1923 and the victim of the Tokyo blitzkrieg are built here. In the revival Memorial, a picture, a photograph, a chart conveying a commemorative memento of an earthquake disaster and the war damage, the then situation are displayed. The entering a building charges are free and want you to drop in by all means.
I appear at Kyu Yasuda Garden when I pass through the park to the west.This garden is built as a mansion garden of Kasama feudal lord Honjo in the Genroku era year and is the Shioiri excursion-type daimyo garden that father of the Yasuda financial combine, Zenjiro Yasuda owned after the Meiji Restoration, and arranged Tsukiyama and a stone bridge around a pond.
I arrive in the front of the Kokugikan as soon as I pass through Kyu Yasuda Garden. The Summer Sumo Tournament is just held, and, as for several of them, the up flags which the name of the sumo sumo wrestler was written down line up at the entrance and are grand. There is sumo Museum in the Kokugikan, but only a viewer can enter it during sumo holding.
I pass the Kokugikan, and the front is Eko-in Temple when I come through guard of Soubu Line. This temple was founded to condole with dead people of the Furisode fire of 1657 (Meiryaku era three years) when 60% of Edo was destroyed by fire. In addition, there is a grave of Nezumi Kozo Jirokichi which is said to be the benevolent picaroon commonly in the precincts, and there are manners and customs to sharpen this gravestone to make a lucky charm of the wish accomplishment.
There is Honjo Matsuzaka-cho Town Park in the place where I leave Eko-in Temple and went to the southeastern direction. It is a mansion trace of Kozukenosuke Kira who is famous in Chushingura, and there are the panel of a state and the mansion drawing which 47 Forty-Seven Loyal Retainers people made a raid on December 14, 1702 (Genroku era 15 years), a sedentary image of Kira, the well that is said to have been used to wash the head in the garden.
Around Ryogoku is a place clogged up with a museum and a historic spot to know the history.
|Title||Walk around Ryogoku (Tokyo)|
|Access||JR Soubu Line "Ryogoku Station" getting off, walk time: Approximately one hour (is excluded at visit time)|
|Fee||Edo Tokyo museum: 600 yen|