Museums in Ueno area in Central Tokyo

Shitamachi Museum [下町風俗資料館]

Shitamachi Museum

In front of an old shop in Shitamachi Museum

Map of Ueno
1) Statue of Takamori Saigo
2) Kiyomizu Kan-nondo 3) Bentendo
4) Five-story pagoda 5) Ueno Toshogu

Shitamachi Museum is the museum introducing the town of Tokyo around the Meiji, Taisho and early Showa Period (from late 19th to early 20th century).

The Japanese name is "Shitamachi-fuzoku shiryokan".
"Shitamachi" means "traditional districts for common people".

It is located near the Shinobazu pond and the south entrance of Ueno Park.

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 Japanese life.

Recreated narrow alley Shitamachi Museum

Annex Museum, Yoshida-ya

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.

Shitamachi Museum

How to get here

  • Get off at Ueno station (JR Yamanote or Keihin-Tohoku Line), or Keisei -Ueno station (Keisei Line)
  • Nearest stations of subway.
    Ueno (G16 Ginza Line, H18 Hibiya Line)
    Ueno-Okachimachi (E09 Ooedo Line)

To Annex

  • Nearest stations of subway.
    Ueno (G16 Ginza Line, H17 Hibiya Line)
    Nezu (C14 Chiyoda Line)

Other museums in Ueno

National Museum of Western Art National Science Museum Tokyo National Museum

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