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Updated: October 1, 2019

The Gotoh Museum 五島美術館

3-9-25 Kaminoge, Setagaya City, Tokyo

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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 StationOimachi LineNorth Exit5 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00

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


General admission: 1000 yen


Varies per exhibition or screening

Facility Info

  • RestroomsNon-smoking areasParking
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Disabled parkingWheelchair rampMulti-purpose toiletOstomate restroomsToilet with handrailsDiaper changing facilitiesWheelchair loanStroller 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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