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Shitamachi Museum

Travel Guide - Shitamachi Museum

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Shitamachi Museum serves to pass on the culture and traditions of Shitamachi to future generations. Shitamachi means the downtown quarters of Edo (today's Tokyo) where common people lived. The museum recreates the atmosphere of Shitamachi in the Meiji, Taisho, and early Showa Periods (between 1860's and 1940's).
On the ground floor, a street from the old days of the Taisho Period (1912 - 1926) has been reconstructed. Exhibits include a merchant's shop, a sweet shop, the home and business of a copper-boiler maker, and a tenement house. *Please take off your shoes when looking around inside.
Upstairs, the museum exhibits everyday tools and toys from the daily life of the average Shitamachi resident. You are free to pick many of them up and have a closer look. You can also enjoy their regular demonstration programs of handicraft making and Kamishibai (picture-story shows).

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:30 - 16:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 300 yen (General, Adult)
  • 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from JR Ueno Station
  • 5 minutes walk from Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G16) or Hibiya Line (H17)
  • Short walk from Keisei-Ueno Station on the Keisei Main Line (KS01)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2-1, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0007

TweetsTweets

silentk_TokyoJapan @silentkTokyoJP - 2018-11-11
And then I visited the shitamacji museum in Ueno. Shitamachi means low town and represents west side of Tokyo. https://t.co/bFlV57bWk2
WOW! JAPAN @docomo_wowjapan - 2018-11-06
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TCVB @funvisit_tokyo - 2018-10-02
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Being Tokyo @beingtokyo - 2018-10-01
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Being Tokyo @beingtokyo - 2018-10-01
I’m back to Tokyo recommendations!

Some museums I’ve enjoyed are:
- Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
- Accessory Mus… https://t.co/XMHBKGsC17
Being Tokyo @beingtokyo - 2018-10-01
I’m back to Tokyo recommendations!

Some museums I’ve enjoyed are:
- Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
- Accessory Mus… https://t.co/XMHBKGsC17
Cultrface @cultrface - 2018-09-28
“A museum dedicated to the history of Tokyo's often-overlooked working-class district.” https://t.co/AcMzdfcJlC https://t.co/XlrrEDM2S2
Sandy DeWald @madeinmuseums - 2018-09-28
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Anand K.Vajapeyam @vajapeyam - 2018-09-26
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Andy Horn @Posture_Pal - 2018-09-26
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BJ Sulik @BJSPsyD - 2018-09-26
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Sarah Jencks @sarahjencks - 2018-09-26
I loved this museum when I visited Japan as a teacher in 2005. Thanks for the reminder, @atlasobscura! Shitamachi M… https://t.co/SLkc0Km9s4
jeshizaemon @jeshizaemon - 2018-09-26
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ssharlow @ssharlow - 2018-09-26
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Atlas Obscura @atlasobscura - 2018-09-23
The Shitamachi Museum sheds light on Tokyo’s often-overlooked eastern region. Its rich collection details the area’… https://t.co/r16DKSefOe
Atlas Obscura @atlasobscura - 2018-09-21
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Renae Lucas-Hall 📖 @RenaeLucasHall - 2018-09-21
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Snoop Girl 🇨🇦 @SandraDeeT - 2018-09-21
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Jeff Soesbe @jeffsoesbe - 2018-09-02
Recreated village shops/dwellings from early 1900s era Tokyo. Candy store and blacksmith. (Shitamachi Museum, Ueno) https://t.co/cEgK9qSN5S
David Jolly @davjolly - 2018-08-19
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H&R Group Japan @HRGroupJapan - 2018-08-11
Learn About Tokyo’s Yesteryear At Taito Shitamachi Museum https://t.co/ohk8YG8nvM
Nikkei Asian Review @NAR - 2018-07-26
Experience Tokyo before the neon overload. https://t.co/XNaMYQWnAk
One Day In Japan @OneDayInJapan - 2018-07-07
Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum https://t.co/51CbOGXhop https://t.co/WnIW2YDHrj
One Day In Japan @OneDayInJapan - 2018-07-07
Slip Back In Time At Ueno’s Shitamachi Museum https://t.co/g9UMCyqdrt https://t.co/E5X9IqLwiJ
John Dowdell @jdowdell - 2018-07-05
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jan avellana @janavellana - 2018-07-05
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john d m00(79)re @jdm0079 - 2018-06-18
@kathrynthehuman I still need to visit a lot of these! I had the best afternoon with a very eager English-speaking… https://t.co/CJ5njAhEin
MichaelIngle @LdnNeedsHouses - 2018-05-24
@btharris93 Bars are bars, do not miss Ueno Park, the Shitamachi Museum (life in Tokyo in the past) and the Tokoyan… https://t.co/toQWypuShb
kawaii mutton 🍜 @tron_applebaum - 2018-05-02
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Flavio Natali @FlavioNatali - 2018-04-22
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