Shitamachi MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Japan, Yubinbango110-0007 Tokyo, Taito, Ueno Park 2-1
- Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +81-338237451
- Ticket Price: 300 JPY
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums
Shitamachi Museum is located on the shores of the Shinobazu Pond in Tokyo. The museum is dedicated to the traditions and culture of the Tokyo’s Shitamachi. Visit the destination as it gives some interesting insights into Japan and Tokyo that you may find amusing. An informative and learning experience is what the destination offers. There are floor based exhibits that you can enjoy in this museum. The museum was established in 1980.
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- Take a train from Keisei-Ueno Station or Ueno Station.
- Take a taxi or rental to the location.
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4.87% of people who visit Tokyo include Shitamachi Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
93.1% of people start their Shitamachi Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Shitamachi Museum
85.71% of people prefer walking in order to reach Shitamachi Museum
A wonderful place to get a feel for the history of the area. Has walk in houses that allows you to really feel what life was like back in the day, all authentic and handed over from original owners. The upstairs is really amazing with the old children toys and a walk through the history of the area laid out. The staff were super inviting and friendly. Highly recommend this quant spot.
Coupled with a fabulous view over the ueno lily pond this gem of a museum is a great stop. With everything inside donated by the local community to help teach the current generation about what it was like living in Tōkyo, and Japan, in past generations. You are encouraged to go inside and use the objects within the museum to get a better sense and feeling behind it all, really drawing you into the whole experience. We were offered a guide around the first floor in English which was a lovely introduction to the museum and way of life. Without it I feel we may have been slightly lost in understanding the nuance of how Japanese people used to live. It's not a big museum but it's a great way to start any trip to Tōkyo and get in that first bit of fascinating new knowledge. Cheap too!
Fun and informative. Small and easy to fit into a day of sight seeing.
Small but well done museum of old cultural stuff of the area. You get to touch stuff, play with old toys, dress in a coat for photos
Very interesting place to show mordern old days about the dowontown in Tokyo, from Edo era to the days before WWII. They have English speaking staff and Eyplanation Guide paper in English.