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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


mau @mautweets2u - 2015-08-10
i've been thinking about how our guide at the shitamachi museum was an elderly japanese man whose only memory of the time was running away
mau @mautweets2u - 2015-08-10
i've been thinking about how our guide at the shitamachi museum was an elderly japanese man whose only memory of the time was running away
Yuu-Panda @Yuurike - 2015-07-15
Shitamachi at #edotatemonoen @ Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum https://t.co/TIJERRbplO
eva marie poon @pandevakla - 2015-07-08
Shitamachi Museum
Cheska Lesaca @penguinations - 2015-06-16
Different forms of livelihood back in the day @ Shitamachi Museum https://t.co/V1FMdA3PHS
Cheska Lesaca @penguinations - 2015-06-16
Never knew selling fish on the streets would look so fly 💁🏻 @ Shitamachi Museum https://t.co/1S4yNBpIj2
QOOLJAN @QOOLJANjp - 2015-06-04
Shitamachi Museum: Experience “The Good Old Days in Japan” | QOOLJAN http://t.co/Mf3rVYhXKZ
downtowntokio @downtowntokio - 2015-05-26
The Shitamachi Museum . You can find the scene from Edo era to Showa one.
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Ekaputra Abdul Jabar @eksterland - 2015-05-20
Checking out the vintage sake ad poster art at the preserved walk-in museum. #shitamachi #vintage… https://t.co/9fAdzLTGaG
Ashley Dy @lovedbyashleydy - 2015-05-12
New Post at #OurKawaiiTokyo: Ueno & Yanaka Walking Guide + Shitamachi Museum


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Chira @ Sports hell @labocat - 2015-04-16
@snakeyhoho there's a good ancient history museum that focuses on pottery, but in ueno there's also the showa and shitamachi ones
Tim Buktu @Tim_Buktu_USA - 2015-04-16
Wed Apr 15
Tokyo, Japan. Shibuya (Ginza) > Ueno. Ueno Park. Shitamachi Museum. Tosho-gu Shrine: Peony Festival... http://t.co/ub2uVAEcQM
Haitham Haze @HazeMinds - 2015-04-08
Hanging out with the awesome Daisuke-san at #Shitamachi #Museum by #ueno #park.. Flyest coat ever!… https://t.co/uolRChdT6F
◢ Boke @Boke46 - 2015-03-15
@DeJureDM @bluementaiko When I went to Tokyo I went to a great museum that had a shitamachi house from the Taisho era that had those
Cuteur.com @Cuteur_com - 2015-03-10
#Tokyo Shitamachi museum in Ueno shows you how people live in Shitamachi(old downtown) 300yen admission #Japan http://t.co/icim0uRoya
スターシャ☆ @wataridori0307 - 2015-01-09
Shitamachi Tokyo museum in Ueno ~ I love Shitamachi so much, it's much more interesting than Yamanote… http://t.co/umV2HDwj6h


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