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Updated: October 1, 2019

Mitsui Memorial Museum 三井記念美術館

7F Mitsui Main Building (also known as Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower), 2-1-1 Nihonbashi-muromachi, Chuo City, 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 StationHanzomon LineGinza LineExit 71 min on foot

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundaysHolidays

    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: MondaysNew Year's holidaysIrregularIf a scheduled closing falls on a public holiday, the facility will remain open on the holiday and close the next day.
    *Between exhibitions

Price

General admission: 1000 yen

Cash

Varies per exhibition or screening

Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesNon-smoking areas
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Automatic doorsWheelchair liftElevatorWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletDiaper changing facilitiesWheelchair loanBreast feeding roomAccessible communication formats

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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