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Updated: October 1, 2019

Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum 東京都水道歴史館

2-7-1 Hongo, Bunkyo City, Tokyo

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Fascinating water-powered fun and hands-on learning at Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum

There's a lot of history and work that goes into getting your taps running, and here at the Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum in Hongo, just a short walk from Ochanomizu Station, you can learn all about it. Run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Bureau of Waterworks, the museum features a number of fun and interactive exhibits tracing the history and inner workings of the nation's water system.

Wander through the displays of Edo-period (1603-1867) houses and learn all about how local households would collect and manage their precious water supply. The museum regularly hosts water science presentations, so check the website ahead of your visit to see what's happening.

How to Get There

  • Ochanomizu StationJR Chuo Line Sobu LineTokyo Metro Marunouchi Line8 min on foot
  • Hongo-sanchome StationTokyo Metro Marunouchi LineToei Subway Oedo Line8 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 9:30-17:00

    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: New Year's holidaysIrregular
    *Fourth Monday of the month



Facility Info

  • RestroomsNon-smoking areasWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglishChinese (simplified)Chinese (traditional)Korean
  • Automatic doorsElevatorMulti-purpose toiletDiaper changing facilitiesWheelchair loan

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

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