• Shitamachi Museum
  • Shitamachi Museum
  • Shitamachi Museum
  • Shitamachi Museum
  • Shitamachi Museum
  • Shitamachi Museum

Shitamachi Museum

History Art & Architecture

Wheelchair-friendly

Parking

Family-friendly

Unrestricted by Weather

Easy Access

Free Admission

Restroom

English

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Things to know

Shitamachi Museum was created and exists to protect the Tokyo "Shitamachi" (Downtown) culture that prospered from the Edo period until the vast majority of it was destroyed by air raids during World War Two, by collecting and displaying artifacts and reconstructing typical Shitamachi features in it's exhibitions. On the first floor of the museum for example there is a life-size replica of a Edo period merchants house, so you can get a taste of the type of things that were made and sold at the time, with a rickshaw out the front also! The second floor hosts a variety of different exhibits with old toys, kitchen utensils, games etc, so you can have a peek into what live was like for local downtown inhabitants until World War Two.

Information

〒1100007
2-1 Ueno Park, Taito-ku
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03-3823-7451
Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 09:30~16:30
Monday : close

When Monday is a public holiday, the museum is closed the following day instead. Closed December 29th to January 1st.
Final admission is 30 minutes before closing.

JPY300 / Adult

Under 18yrs: JPY 100

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Recommended Season
March・April・May・July・August

Details such as opening times/fees etc are subject to sudden change. While we endeavor to keep our site up to date, we advise you check the official website for each spot for the latest information

Reviews

Alina

WOW U-mediator
  • 2020-02-14

Shitamachi museum is close to the Shinobazunoike Pond. I think the second floor is a good place to enjoy the sight of the pond. This museum is small, which I only spent less than one hour here. But I still found it interested. It provides free English guide service and most of the introductions have English version. What surprised me was that visitors can walk into the replicas of Edo period houses if they take off their shoes. And some toys popular in Edo period are displayed in the second floor. You can play with them carefully.

 

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