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Updated: April 2, 2018

Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum 江戸下町伝統工芸館

2-22-13 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Hands-on experiences with some of Tokyo’s most respected artisans

The historic neighborhood of Asakusa is where you’ll find the Taito City Edo Shitamachi Traditional Crafts Museum. The museum is home to a collection of around 350 works covering 45 traditional Japanese arts and crafts. On the second floor, you’ll find most of the museum’s displays, which cover all facets of art and craft, or kogei, in Japan.

On the first floor is the main stage, where during the weekend you can watch some of the city’s best artisans demonstrate their skills. If you want to try making something on your own, sign up for one museum’s of workshops online. Be prepared to follow along in Japanese.

How to Get There

  • Asakusa Sta. | 5 mins on foot
    Tsukuba Express Line
  • Asakusa Sta. | 15 mins on foot
    Asakusa Line | Ginza Line | Tobu Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:00-20:00 Mon-Sun



Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • Japanese | English | Chinese (simplified) | Korean |
  • Automatic doors | Wheelchair lift | Accessible restrooms |

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