Just before midday on 1 September 1923, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck the Kanto region…
Fukagawa Edo Museum
Small museum dedicated to the Edo era with a life-size replica of a Tokyo shitamachi neighborhood from around 1840.
Nippon Maru Sail Training Ship
Sail training ship built in 1930 and now permanently docked in Yokohama harbor as a museum ship with educational programs.
Oya History Museum
A former mining site for Oya Stone which is now a museum
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Museum in commemoration of those that died in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki
Kawagoe Kurazukuri Museum
Housed in one of the warehouses, this small museum displays the tools used by the merchants and provides a glimpse into life in Kawagoe during the Edo period. Limited amount to see inside, but worth stopping in at as you wander down the street.
Old Shimbashi Station Museum
Museum that is a reconstruction of the Shimbashi-Teishajo Station that was the terminus between Shimbashi and Yokohama. Constructed in 1872, this was Japan’s first railway line and a key milestone in the country’s road to modernization.
Tobacco & Salt Museum
A small museum in Sumida dedicated to the history and culture surrounding tobacco and salt. These two products…
Ancient Orient Museum
A small private museum in Ikebukuro specializing in artifacts of the ancient Near East and Central Asia. Opened in 1978 it was the first such museum in Japan. Check the website for the latest exhibition details.
Museum in Kabukicho with displays of the swords, matchlock guns, and armor used by the samurai over the different periods of Japanese history. You can also dress in samurai attire and have your photograph taken.
Japanese Sword Museum
Museum containing a collection of over 150 items including swords designated as national treasures. There is an explanation of the manufacturing process and an archives room that holds 1,500 historical documents on swords.
Tokyo National Museum
Japan’s oldest national museum with over 110,000 works of art and artifacts from across Japan and Asia, including 87 designated national treasures.