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Shitamachi Museum

Shitamachi MuseumShitamachi Museum is called "Shitamachi-fuzoku shiryokan" in Japanese, and is located near the Shinobazu pond and the south entrance of Ueno Park.
Shitamachi means "old town", so this museum shows the town of Tokyo around the Meiji, Taisho and early Showa Period (from late 19th to early 20th century).

In the ground floor, there are the houses and shops in the Taisho Period (1912-1926).
In the rooms of them, furnitures and household goods of those days are set up. And narrow alley between houses and communal well are also recreated.

On the second floor, many goods and tools for daily life in those days are exhibited.
They are livingware, toys, goods for annual events. Some are still used in our life, and some aren't.

As the annexed museum, there is the Sake shop "Yoshida-ya" built in 1910, and it is located about 0.5 km northwest of Tokyo National Museum.

How to get to here

By JR

  • About 5 minutes walk from Ueno station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku Lines).

By Keisei Line

  • About 3 minutes walk from Keisei-Ueno station.

By subway

  • About 5 minutes walk from Ueno station (Ginza, Hibiya Lines).
  • About 5 minutes walk from Ueno-Okachimachi station (Ooedo Line).

To annexed museum (Yoshida-ya)

  • About 10 minutes walk from Nezu station (Chiyoda Line).
  • About 25 minutes walk from JR Ueno station.



Shitamachi Museum
An old shop in Shitamachi Museum
Recreated narrow alley in Shitamachi Museum The annexed Shitamachi Museum

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