Free Kids-Fun Indoor Tokyo: Fire Museum

A member in Tokyo Playdates group I follow on FB shared that his kids had fun at “Fire Museum” in the post I commented when I really needed idea to take Musa out with zero yen. In the next day after I read his comment, I repeated my trip to Shinjuku, exactly with the same route like our visit to Shinjuku Gyoen, except I had to go two more stations farther.

Generally, Musa enjoys outdoor places more than indoor destinations, moreover museum, but recently he used to be afraid to the darkness and big displays of museum. LOL. With this Yotsuya Fire Museum he was so. We entered from the basement, which has real-size of fire trucks from now and old ages, and the most scary thing for him, which actually super cute: toy fire-truck with a character robot that can respond you if you step in the designated point by moving its head.

Old fire truck – Mobil pemadam kebakaran di masa lalu punya atap terbuka dan tangga dari kayu

Ambulance model – Ambulans ala Jepang dari dulu sampai sekarang penampakan luarnya nggak berubah, bagian dalamnya aja yang beda

Selfie mode does every time we hang out only two of us

He got better when we walked forward to the second floor in which indeed almost all fun attractions for kids to try are featured here. Again, I was amazed how they manage all facilities very well even though they don’t charge the visitors, including those simulation panels that look old yet still work. 👀

Fire helicopter, first time seeing this

Emergency service simulation. Very cool! Di sini digambarkan bagaimana mobil pemadam kebakaran, ambulans, dkk. merespon terhadap kondisi darurat yang dialami masyarakat. Dengan miniatur kota, tokoh, dan kendaraan yang bisa berjalan di relnya, simulasi berjalan sangat apik dan membuat anak betah nontonnya.

Body detection feature

Wow, we can try the fire helicopter too in the 2nd floor

Kind of fire excavator or fire digger

Original fireman top clothes and the helmets are available in three size and in this pic Musa wore the smallest one, which is still too big for 2-years-old and they are heavy. I saw many moms bought toy red helmet for their kids from souvenir shop in the basement.

Fire motor bike, never seen in the real life

Even the fireman helmet was heavy for me :O

Operating lever and buttons to move the toy cars inside town miniature

One of fireman tools that made men understand why sometimes people rely on calling fire station for emergency cases other than fire accident. Besides the firemen skilled on evacuate victim, they’re also supported by cool properties like this.

Fire accident timeline


The 3rd up to 5th has more displays, then in the 6th there’s library of adult books and a few emergency tools in the past. In the 7th floor we can enjoy the rest and beatiful city view.

Fireman outfit in the old time

Things to put in an emergency bag

Wonderful Shinjuku viewed from 7F of the museum

By this place, I’m getting more excited to find another free kids playing area in Tokyo area. See you in next mom and son adventure!


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