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Updated: April 2, 2018

Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum 東京都水道歴史館

2-7-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo

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 movies screenings and kid-friendly water science presentations, so check the website ahead of your visit to see what's happening.

How to Get There

  • Ochanomizu Sta. | 8 mins on foot
    JR Chuo Line | JR Sobu Line | Marunouchi Line
  • Suidobashi Sta. | 8 mins on foot
    JR Chuo Line | JR Sobu Line
  • Hongo-sanchome Sta. | 8 mins on foot
    Marunouchi Line | Oedo Line

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Opening Hours

  • 9:30–17:00 Mon–Sun
    Operates irregular/seasonal opening hours
  • Last admission: 16:30



Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Japanese | English |
  • Elevator | Automatic doors | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan |

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