located in Yotsuya district of Shinjuku
Ward and serves Tokyo Metro Marunouchi
Line. Opened in 1959, the station
has two side platforms.
a ‘county' of Yotsuya –
literally meaning ‘Yotsuya-County
3' – in Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo.
Yotsuya Sanchome is a busy commercial
area. Besides the many businesses
located here, the area is also known
for its many restaurants. Especially
the area surrounding Yotsuya-Sanchome
Station has many well-known restaurants
and cafes, which are patronized
by people from all over Tokyo.
Fire Museum is located right on
top of Yotsuya-Sanchome Station.
It can be entered either directly
from the station, or through the
main entrance at street level.
Tokyo Fire Museum is considered
one of the best fire museums in
the world. This multi-story museum
houses and displays fire equipment
spanning a period of over a hundred
years. On the ground floor are the
large red trucks, besides a horse-drawn
fire carriage and a helicopter hanging
from the ceiling. The second floor
has mannequins dresses in different
rescue wear and video
game consoles lined against the
walls. The third floor has interactive
displays. The focus here is on the
use of latest technology in fire-fighting.
The fourth floor concentrates on
the advancements after the 1800s.
The displays here include early
pressurized pumps and motorcycles.
Photographs on the walls depict
history of fire-fighting. Seventeenth
and eighteenth century fire-fighting
equipment are the displays on the
fifth floor. The sixth floor has
special exhibits that include photographs
of major fires of Tokyo. There is
also a children's room on this floor
with fire-fighting related games
the tenth floor of the building
is an observation deck that is worth
visiting. It offers a beautiful
view of the area. There are also
drink machines and tables and chairs
where visitors can sit and relax.