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VR program ”The Keep of Edo Castle”

What did the keep of Edo Castle really look like?

The last keep of Edo Castle built by the third shogun of Tokugawa Family, Tokugawa Iemitsu, is said to have been the largest in history—and was created using the most advanced building techniques of the day and a tremendous amount of financial power.
So what did this incredible castle actually look like?
How was it made?
Designs and drawings give us some clues, as do the cultural assets and traditional techniques that survive to this day. We’ve used them to create a program that lets you join us in the exciting process of recreating the keep of Edo Castle.

*English audio guide available (free)


January 4, 2017 (Wed) - April 23, 2017 (Sun)   (Every Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun,Holiday)
(Wed, Thu, Fri): 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
(Sat, Sun, Holidays): 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 
*Admission starts 5minites prior to screening.
Asian Gallery (Toyokan)-TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater
Supervision of
Tokyo National Museum
Production of
Toppan Printing Co.,Ltd.
Running time
about 40 min.
High school students and above: 500yen
*University students and above require a museum admission ticket.
Elementary and junior high school students: 300yen
Pre-school children and persons with disability and one person accompanying them: Free

Regular Exhibition Set Ticket
*Sold only at the front entrance ticket counter
Adults: 1000yen
University students: 800yen
Ticket purchase
In front of the theater or at the front entrance ticket counter
*Admission at the front entrance ticket counter ends 15 minutes prior to screening. Admission at the front of the theater ends at screening time.
03-5777-8600(Hello Dial)