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Updated: October 6, 2023

Tsumami Kanzashi Museum つまみかんざし博物館

401 Hills Ishida, 4-23-28 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku City, Tokyo

An elegant collection of rare Japanese hair ornaments

Have a look at a close-to-extinct traditional handicraft of Tokyo—kanzashi—at Tsumami Kanzashi Museum. Kanzashi are delicate ornaments that decorate young women's hairdos as they put on kimono on important occasions such as New Year, coming-to-age ceremony, and their birthdays. These kanzashi are often made to look like flowers. The process of making a kanzashi is very meticulous and painstaking. In fact, only very few craftsmen master this piece of art nowadays.

Besides using kanzashi as a hair accessory, feel free to use it as an ornament for your room or a gift for a loved one.

How to Get There

  • Takadanobaba StationJR Yamanote LineTozai LineSeibu Shinjuku LineToyama ExitExit 13 min on foot


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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00

    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: MondaysTuesdaysThursdaysFridaysSundaysNew Year's holidays



Facility Info

  • Non-smoking areas
  • Japanese
  • Japanese
  • Elevator

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