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Updated: October 1, 2019

JCII Camera Museum 日本カメラ博物館

B1F JCII Ichibancho Building, 25 Ichibancho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo

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A museum that captures the essence of Japanese camera culture

Showcasing the history of the development of Japanese cameras, from the first-ever mass-produced model to current day digital versions, visit the JCII Camera Museum for a fascinating glimpse into Japan's photographic culture.

Roughly 300 cameras are displayed as part of the museum's permanent exhibition while rotating and thematic exhibitions, usually focusing on international cameras and development, are held every three months. Of particular note is the Giroux Daguerreotype camera, the world's first camera distributed in the market and the only such camera exhibited in Japan.

How to Get There

  • Hanzomon StationHanzomon LineExit 41 min on foot


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00

  • Closing days: New Year's holidaysIf a scheduled closing falls on a public holiday, the facility will remain open on the holiday and close the next day.


General admission: 300 yen


Facility Info

  • Restrooms
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  • Wheelchair rampMulti-purpose toiletWheelchair loanAccessible communication formats

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