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Shitamachi Museum

2-1 Ueno Koen, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3823-7451
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An absolute gem of a museum

I found this museum while doing research of activites in Ueno Park and it was the one I was most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pogaf
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Ask for the guided tour

A small museum with a couple of room-reproductions of historic Japanese life. Based on the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
L1OR85
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London, United Kingdom
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2-1 Ueno Koen, Taito, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
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+81 3-3823-7451
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"english speaking guide"
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"children's games"
in 5 reviews
"ueno park"
in 30 reviews
"early twentieth century"
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"the free guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"candy store"
in 2 reviews
"learned a great deal"
in 2 reviews
"shinobazu pond"
in 6 reviews
"personal guide"
in 2 reviews
"interesting information"
in 2 reviews
"local history"
in 2 reviews
"edo era"
in 3 reviews
"cheap entry"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 3 reviews
"reconstruction"
in 9 reviews
"volunteers"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this museum while doing research of activites in Ueno Park and it was the one I was most looking forward to while planning my trip. I was not disappointed! Entry was a reasonable 300yen (<$3) and my companions and I were immediately approached...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small museum with a couple of room-reproductions of historic Japanese life. Based on the exhibits alone, this tiny museum probably won't be all that amazing but what really makes this place interesting is the free guided tour given by volunteers. This guided tour breathes...More

1  Thank L1OR85
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

This is a tiny museum on two floors on the edge on Ueno Park, it isn’t that well sign posted so I took a while walking round before I found it. If you find the pond first then it’s easier to get the the museum....More

Thank Lauren W
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This small museum packs a good punch. Its displays of houses and shops are very interactive, and the written information in the brochure and around the exhibits help you to understand what you are seeing. The second level has a bunch of fun traditional games...More

Thank Hannah P
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Shitamachi are the old low-lying districts next to Tokyo Bay. They have always had a strong working class culture, probably somewhat eroded now, but this charming little museum aims to capture something of their old spirit. It does this through displays of old houses,...More

1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Knowing very little about shitamachi culture or way of life, this was a lovely insight. The free guided tour was informative and encouraged questions and hands on with the exhibits. Fairly cheap entry (300¥ = £2) Spent just about an hour wandering around the mocked...More

1  Thank Prudence W
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This was a highlight from Tokyo! The price of 300 ¥ is actually too little. It's a small museum, but it's very well made. The English speaking guide was incredible, and she was so nice, asking questions and explain stuff and I learnt a lot...More

3  Thank Anders L
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This is on the southeastern edge of the large park which contains lots of other, larger museums. It’s definitely worth checking out, even if you’ve been to the others. It contains recreations of local early twentieth century housing on both floors, as well as loads...More

1  Thank TheOExpress
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Small unique folk museum and enhanced by a warm personal guide offered free by the staff. The reconstruction of actual small living quarters from old Edo was a real delight.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Initially was to have coffee at kayaba coffee just opposite the street when we saw this Museum. A small museum showcase the history of late 19th century and early 20th century of sake was made.

1  Thank Isaac L
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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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mummymandy1208
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Response from HawaiiAndi | Reviewed this property |
As already mentioned, you should consider allowing at least one hour; however if you decide to read all the details of the displayed events on the second floor, it can easily take two hours. First floor is more displays... More
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