The Edo-Tokyo Museum is one of the most impressive museums that I've visited in Japan. The view when you reach the sixth floor is simply jaw-dropping, and although it is a museum in the sense that it has exhibitions and artifacts in glass cases, it felt more like a trip back in time that allowed visitors to truly get a sense of what life was like during the Edo period with the architecture and several interactive displays including the fire standard that visitors can pick up that weighs 15 kg (33 lbs), to name one. Most of the museum's displays had descriptions and background info in English, with more than a few having other languages such as French, Spanish, Russian and even Malay on a screen, making having a pleasant experience at a museum possible for foreign tourists too. I spent nearly three hours here, reading about almost everything that was on display, and although there were many elementary students walking around and filling out questions for their school trip, the place was vast enough that their presence added a certain livelihood. Overall, the Edo-Tokyo museum is a definite must-visit spot on anyone's list.