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Updated: October 1, 2019

Yayoi Museum 弥生美術館

2-4-3 Yayoi, Bunkyo City, Tokyo

Classic comics and illustration on display at the Yayoi Museum

The Yayoi Museum is dedicated to showing manga, advertisements, and other works of illustration from the Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho (1912-26) and Showa (1926-89) eras of Japanese history. These works have a quaint retro feel and evoke the atmosphere of the eras they represent.

The museum has three floors. The first two floors hold special exhibits that change every three months. The third floor is devoted to the work of illustrator Kasho Takabatake, whose work was the original inspiration for founder Takumi Kano to open the museum. Special exhibits of illustrations from boys' and girls' magazines are particularly popular.

How to Get There

  • Nezu StationChiyoda LineExit 18 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00

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


General admission: 900 yen


Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilities

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

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