Bunkyo Historical Museum

Tokyo Museums: Bunkyo Historical Museum

Bunkyo Historical Museum 文京ふるさと歴史館

The Bunkyo Historical Museum in Bunkyo ward, Tokyo is dedicated to the history and culture of this historic area of the Japanese capital.

Bunkyo Historical Museum Exhibits

Established in 2001, the Bunkyo Historical Museum has two floors of exhibits ranging from pottery and other artifacts from the Jomon and Yayoi periods of Japanese history to post-war electronics and assorted household items from the 1950's and 1960's.

The main exhibits focus on the long Edo and Meiji periods when Bunkyo ward was at the heart of Edo, and later Tokyo culture.

Bunkyo Historical Museum, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
Bunkyo Historical Museum, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Bunkyo Historical Museum, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
Bunkyo Historical Museum, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

On display are an eclectic mix of original and replica wood block prints, arts and crafts, tools, clothing, documents and photographs of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and the destruction wreaked by World War II. The exhibits focus on the life and lifestyles of the inhabitants of this area of Tokyo including features on education in the area and the dawn of modern techniques printing and publishing.

Dioramas and computer quizzes help to give a contemporary touch to this well-laid out and interesting little museum.

Bunkyo Historical Museum, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
Bunkyo Historical Museum, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Bunkyo Historical Museum, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
Bunkyo Historical Museum, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

Bunkyo Historical Museum Access

Bunkyo Historical Museum
Hongo 4-9-29, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033
Tel: 03 3818 7221
Admission: 100 yen for adults; free for junior high school age and younger. Additional charge may apply for special exhibitions.
Hours: 10am-5pm; closed Mondays, but open if Monday falls on a national holiday in which case closed on Tuesday.

Bunkyo Historical Museum is located a short walk from Hongosanchome Station on the Marunouchi Line and Toei Oedo Line of the Tokyo subway. Bunkyo Historical Museum is also close to Kasuga Station on both the Toei Oedo Line and Toei Mita Line.

By Tokyo bus take one of the 都02, or the 上69 buses from the Masago Sakagami stop or the Bunkyo Community bus B-ぐる (B-Guru) 10 minutes from Bunkyo Civic Center or La Qua hot spring rest and relaxation facility in Tokyo Dome.


Tokyo Dome is a 5-minute walk south-west of Bunkyo Historical Museum, with the Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens next west, beside Tokyo Dome.

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Bunkyo Historical Museum, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
Bunkyo Historical Museum Display Case, Bunkyo ward, Tokyo

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