A traditional Edo period area, Kiyosumi Shirakawa (清澄白河) and the surrounding area has seen something of a revitalization in recent decades with the inflow of art museums and, more recently, artisan coffee roasters.

A small independent coffee shop in Kiyosumi Shirakawa.

Most visitors come for the beautiful Kiyosumi Gardens, but backstreets have their charm. It’s about 30-minutes on foot from here to Ryogoku.

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Location
Kiyosumi Shirakawa, Koto, Tokyo
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Key Attractions

Fukagawa Edo Museum

Small museum dedicated to the Edo era with a life-size replica of a Tokyo shitamachi neighborhood from around 1840.
9:30-17:00. Closed on Mondays unless it is a public holiday.
Adults ¥400

Kiyosumi Gardens

Beautiful Japanese-style gardens around a large pond built on the site of a mansion owned by a wealthy merchant during the Edo period.
9:00-17:00 (last entry at 16:30)
Adults ¥150, 65 and over ¥70

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Museum opened in 1995 to display a collection of post-1945 modern and contemporary art from Japan and abroad. The museum has three floors of galleries devoted to temporary exhibitions and two floors for the “MOT Collection”—the museum’s permanent display of over 5,000 exhibits and works of art.
10:00-18:00
Ticket prices depend on the exhibition.

Tomioka Hachimangu Flea & Antique Market

Flea market and antique market in the grounds of Tomioka Hachiman Shrine.
Antique market is held on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sunday of each month. The flea market is held on the 15th and 28th of each month.
Free
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