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Being an island located in the ring of fire, Japan is prone to natural disasters. Many of these hazards always lead to fire. To learn how the Japanese cope with the elements, visit the Tokyo Fire Museum. The museum gives a history of fire and rescue from the bamboo ladders of Edo era to the high-tech rescue-bots of today’s. With its many interactive display and model exhibitions, the Fire Museum is interesting to both children and adults. Find everything from horse-drawn fire carriage to hi-tech scuba gear to rescue helicopters.

Address: 3-10 Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo Prefecture
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9:30am – 5pm; Closed Mondays
Direction: Subway Marunochi Line to Yotsuya-sanchome Station, exit 2
Phone: +81 3-3353-9119

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