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Amuse Museum

2-34-3, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5806-1181
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A Revelation!

The museum has an extraordinary collection of Bodoko (Boro). At first sight I thought 'What are... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Boro Exhibit Worth seeing

The Boro exhibit was on display when we went to visit. The textiles on display with descriptions... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Kent M
Campbell, California
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2-34-3, Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-5806-1181
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

The museum has an extraordinary collection of Bodoko (Boro). At first sight I thought 'What are these tatty rags?' On further exploration I became more and more fascinated by the history they record of the way of life they document of poor Aomori farmers in...More

1  Thank suzziej
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Boro exhibit was on display when we went to visit. The textiles on display with descriptions, as well as personal stories by the curator make for a very intimate experience. You get a really interesting view of how people in northern Japan survived and...More

1  Thank Kent M
Reviewed 7 April 2017

What a breath of fresh air after the madness of Asakusa! From the gorgeous shop on the ground floor to the viewing platform at the top of the Museum, I was very happy to be there. The shop was full of lovely arts and crafts,...More

2  Thank Famkefonz
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I am a lover of Japanese folk arts, and this museum was my favorite of all the ones I visited in Japan. It was far, far better than the very disappointing Japan Folk Arts Museum (Mingelkan) in Tokyo which I also visited. Amuse Museum has...More

4  Thank MadrugadaMistral
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The boro exhibit is fantastic, and the objects are beautifully displayed. Don't miss the gift shop, where they sell fabric, tenugui, t-shirts, and other cool stuff. I bought a boro book for 1/3 the price advertised on Amazon.

3  Thank Helen B
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The borro (field clothes) section was excellent, I loved that you could touch and hold these ancient garments. The Kurasowa section was very small. If you go, don't miss the rooftop - we found a rooftop to ourselves in Tokyo, with good views around.

2  Thank TeamBulmer
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

One of a kind with fantastic Boro textiles. Great temporary exhibitions and fantastic shop with best souvenirs in Tokyo. Friendly staff and just right next to asakhusa temple .

2  Thank Elisa P
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Behind of Asakusa Sosenji temple, we found this museum. It seemed newly opened. It is another aspect of Japanese subculture followed by manga. When we visited, the exhibition was focused on YOKAI, Japanese classic horror characters, and BORO, the clothe that mostly taken by farmers...More

2  Thank Beaucaillou
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is an interesting museum in Asakusa right next to one of the gates to Senso-ji Temple. The museum's focus is on a collection of Boro clothing which is basically clothing that is reused over many generations with pieces made from many different scraps of...More

3  Thank keppers87
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I absolutely loved this museum and spent ages in there! The exhibits are beautifully presented; you can touch most of them and even try on some of them. The museum provides a fascinating insight into how people used to live in Japan. I found this...More

1  Thank bex76
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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3 March 2015|
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