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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


Yoshihiro @tkhs1975 - 2018-02-04
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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
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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!
Daniel Wyche @danielwyche - 2017-07-13
@catchthewhistle @FloryXavier And the Tokyo city museum is great as well, as is the Shitamachi Museum in Ueno (pres… https://t.co/T7jT4QKLjq
ヒロヲカ @shirlywang - 2017-07-02
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ヒロヲカ @shirlywang - 2017-07-02
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カーオ 🐑💮❄️ @withdy_s75 - 2017-05-16
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カーオ 🐑💮❄️ @withdy_s75 - 2017-05-16
Push youself.
Don't settle.
Just live. @ Shitamachi Museum https://t.co/8aCIlQwILt
カーオ 🐑💮❄️ @withdy_s75 - 2017-05-16
Push youself.
Don't settle.
Just live. @ Shitamachi Museum https://t.co/8aCIlQwILt
Johnny Blanchard @JonnBlanchard - 2017-05-09
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Johnny Blanchard @JonnBlanchard - 2017-05-09
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Johnny Blanchard @JonnBlanchard - 2017-05-09
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A Fluffy Boy @Zenywolf - 2017-05-03
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まこっちゃん @maaaaaakoto93 - 2017-04-16
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まこっちゃん@本日カジロワ @maaaaaakoto93 - 2017-04-16
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UK #spnwatchparty @spnwatchpartyUK - 2017-03-27
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Le_Japonnet @Le_Japonnet - 2017-01-30
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Jude Bacalso @JudeBacalso - 2016-12-25
At the Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum, this man demonstrates how reed blinds are… https://t.co/UoryQLI0gN
Nigel Higgington Jr. @Nigel_SF - 2016-12-15
@JballAllen I'd love to hit round 2 but work schedule only allows round 1. Maybe I'll get to the Shitamachi Museum this time too!
Pigmentograph @dtai_hansathit - 2016-12-07
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