Shitamachi Museum

Facility Information

inside exhibits

Yanaka still has many historical buildings of the Meiji era and remains as a valuable region in Tokyo. This building was built in 1910 and until 1986 merchants actually lived there.

The displays including balances, casts, measures and advertising posters, etc., were actually used in a liquor shop through the Meiji and Showa periods.

Architectural Characteristics:The main features are Maedoma Keishiki(wide frontage style)and Dashigeta Zukuri(projecting girder)supporting the main eaves with the left and right brackets. The entrance has Agedo(a removable wooden panel door)for opening and closing. It closes and opens by sliding the wooden panel up and down along the grooves on the right, left, and center of the removable pillars.

Agedo greatly helped not only customers go-in and go-out but also handle commodities for sale and purchase.


Visitor Information

Admission Free
Hours 9:30am-4:30pm
Closed Monday
(Open on holiday Mondays and closed on the following Tuesday)
December 29-January 3
Address 10-6, Ueno-Sakuragi 2-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone:(03)3823 4408
Access 10 minutes walk from Nezu Station
<Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line>
1 minute walk from Yanaka Bus Stop
<Tokyo Metropolitan Bus #26>
Web site http://www.taitocity.net/taito/shitamachi/