The Edo-Tokyo Museum is planning to close for renovations from October 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018. Tokyo’s history covered by the museum extends to the 21st century with corners such as “Edo to Tokyo” showing the gradual transformation of the culture from the Edo period. Guides are available in French, Spanish, English, Chinese and Korean. The permanent exhibition area showcases life-size models of Nihombashi Bridge and a playhouse in the Edo period (1603–1868), and small-scale models of the Rokumeikan Hall and the streetscape of Ginza in the Meiji period (1868–1912). A wealth of real-life materials including ukiyo-e woodblock prints, kimono gowns, and daily household items also provide fun insight into the history of Edo and Tokyo.