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Updated: April 2, 2018

The Gotoh Museum 五島美術館

3-9-25 Kaminoge Setagaya-ku Tokyo

Explore eclectic collections of Asian historical artifacts, literature, art, and weaponry

The Gotoh Museum is a five-minute walk from Kaminoge Station in Setagaya. The museum displays an eclectic selection of Asian arts, crafts and cultural artifacts. The museum's main attraction is the illustrated hand-scroll of ‘The Tale of Genji’ which many consider to be the world’s first ever novel. Showings are only typically held during the first week of May.

Some of the other fascinating items you’ll find are ancient tea ceremony tools, artfully crafted ceramics, calligraphy, and weaponry. The museum runs six or seven different exhibitions throughout the year.

How to Get There

  • Kaminoge Sta. | North Exit | 5 mins on foot
    Oimachi Line


Opening Hours

  • 10:00–17:00 Tue–Sun
    Opening hours and exhibtion schedules vary
  • Last admission: 16:30




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Admission varies by exhibition

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Strictly no-smoking
  • Japanese | English |
  • Disabled parking | Wheelchair ramp | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | ostomate restrooms | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan |

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