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Updated: April 2, 2018

Mitsui Memorial Museum 三井記念美術館

7F Mitsui Main Building 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Muromachi Chuo-ku Tokyo

Learn about Japanese culture and heritage through a vast collection of artifacts

The Mitsui Memorial Museum is home to more than 4,000 artifacts owned by the Mitsui family, a well-known Japanese clan of merchants and industrialists. The items were collected over three centuries, the oldest dating back to the Edo period (1603–1867), and are integral to Japan's cultural heritage. The collection contains such items as textiles, Noh drama costumes, tea ceremony and incense utensils, swords, and calligraphy works.

The museum opened in 2005 on the 7th floor of the Mitsui Honkan Building. Notable for its early Showa-period (1926–1989) Western design, the building was designated an important cultural property. Besides its collection of important Japanese artifacts, the museum also contains a realistic replica of the famous Jo-an tea ceremony room, considered to be one of the finest of its kind.

How to Get There

  • Mitsukoshimae Sta. | Exit A7 | 1 min on foot
    Hanzomon Line | Ginza Line
  • Shin-Nihonbashi Sta. | 3 mins on foot
    Sobu Line (Rapid)

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00–17:00 Tue–Sun


Admission varies by exhibition

Cash only |

Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Japanese | English |
  • Elevator | Automatic doors | Wheelchair lift | Wheelchair accessible elevator | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan | Breast feeding room | Accessible communication formats |

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