Shitamachi Museum Ueno Tokyo

The Taito City Shitamachi Museum of Folklore is a museum located in Ueno Park that mainly introduces the culture of the Shitamachi area from the Edo period to the mid-Showa period.

In addition to hands-on programs, the museum also holds special exhibitions.

On the first floor, there is a reproduction of a townscape from the Taisho period with candy shops and tenement houses, a rickshaw and a telephone booth.

On the second floor, daily utensils and toys are displayed, and visitors can try playing games of the time such as BEGOMA.

The daily necessities on display are items that were actually used.


nameTaito City Shitamachi Folk Museum
business hours9:30 – 16:30 (Admission until 16:00)
business holidayMondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday) 12/29 – 1/3 Special arrangement period, etc.
feeAdults: 300 yen (200 yen), Elementary, junior high and high school students: 100 yen (50 yen)
Figures in parentheses () are for groups of 20 or more.
residence2-1 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
telephone number03-3823-7451


5 minutes walk from Shinobazu Exit of Ueno Station


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