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Updated: October 1, 2019

National Showa Memorial Museum 昭和館

1-6-1 Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda City, Tokyo

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Be transported back in time as you explore the impact of World War II

Experience the impact that World War II had on Japanese citizens at the National Showa Memorial Museum, which collects, stores, and exhibits historical materials and information associated with the life of Japanese people during and after World War II, with the aim of conveying the hardships of war to future generations.

Since its opening in March 1999, the impressive facility has attracted around 5.9 million visitors. Lose yourself in the permanent exhibit space displaying some 630 relics, or spend the day enjoying the educational audio-visual room, library, or news theater.

How to Get There

  • Kudanshita StationTozai LineHanzomon LineToei Shinjuku LineExit 41 min on foot



Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:30

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



Varies per exhibition or screening

Facility Info

  • RestroomsNon-smoking areasParkingWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Automatic doorsElevatorMulti-purpose toiletDiaper changing facilitiesWheelchair 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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