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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


David Jolly @davjolly - 2018-08-19
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H&R Group Japan @HRGroupJapan - 2018-08-11
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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
Shitamachi Museum, and soon, home❤️. https://t.co/Kr4sfmeGiT
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
@MelbourneBitter It's near the science museum and the National museum in Ueno park. As far as I'm concerned it's on… https://t.co/YgFg14jLRy
Flavio Natali @FlavioNatali - 2018-04-22
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H&R Group Japan @HRGroupJapan - 2018-04-19
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Japan Info Swap @JapanInfoSwap - 2018-04-05
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Girls V Guys Club @gvgclub - 2018-03-27
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3℃¹ @sandonohito - 2018-03-26
Sandy @specialforksndy - 2018-03-06
Ramen heaven. Try ramen specialties from 9 regions of Japan at the Ramen Museum in Yokohama. The museum chronicles… https://t.co/p5g5h7rW67
Second Hand Rose @_SecondHandRose - 2018-03-03
Here I am at the Shitamachi Museum pretending to be a merchant in Edo Tokyo, then pretending to… https://t.co/azsl8tVR3h
Tove ・ とうふ @twiss - 2018-02-27
@t3hDave Yeah, I've never been to the big railway museums either, so this is a possibility....! She enjoyed the Shi… https://t.co/ujFeJU5FKy
Yoshihiro @tkhs1975 - 2018-02-04
There have Sensoji Temple , Kaminarimon Gate , Sumida Park , Nakamise Shopping town , Ueno Park , The National Muse… https://t.co/jUc1ewSJKm
Stephen Davis @nzsd - 2018-01-18
This is at the Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum in distant suburban west Tokyo. The reconstructed Shitamachi is 👌👌👌 as well.
Reuben M @xorglord - 2018-01-17
@merryh Did you go to the Shitamachi museum? So much awesome stuff in there!!
Catherine @cathdiverson - 2017-12-29
Just posted a photo @ Shitamachi Museum https://t.co/lAmxEsYfpX
BobsleighOtaku🇯🇵 @Giritto - 2017-12-24
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Ruvac @MSayls - 2017-12-08
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Photo Nippon @PhotoNippon - 2017-11-21
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Nihongo no Sensei @NihongoTeachers - 2017-11-18
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Johnny Blanchard @JonnBlanchard - 2017-10-17
@stoghz Enjoy yourselves, don’t forget to visit the giant robot restaurant and the Shitamachi Museum in Ueno is interesting too
Sam Wong @samtingiswong - 2017-09-22
Found a postcard I got from the Shitamachi Museum, reminding me of Tokyo and all my favorite… https://t.co/QmEixghMwx
Helen McCarthy @tweetheart4711 - 2017-09-01
My #Top3Museums in #Tokyo: the Shitamachi Museum and the National Museum of Nature & Science, Ueno, and MeSci, aka the Miraikan, on Odaiba
Liz🌙リズ💕 @Evil_Cheesecake - 2017-08-28
@japanese_Taisei sensouji temple and the surrounding area & park, some cute side streets and the edo shitamachi traditional crafts museum!


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