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Shitamachi Museum

Travel Guide - Shitamachi Museum


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


  • 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


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