Sumida City constructed the Sumida Heritage Museum as a base to pass on Sumida’s unique local culture to future generations, to collect, preserve and utilize valuable historical and folklore materials, to further develop local culture, and to respond to activities that foster the intellectual and cultural creativity of the city’s residents.

There is very little English in the museum but you can still enjoy the displays visually and the museum only costs 100 yen so is worth dropping by.

The museum was opened on April 12, 1998.

Sumida Heritage Museum
Sumida Heritage Museum


NameSumida Heritage Museum
Hours9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Admission until 4:30 p.m.)
ClosedEvery Monday (or the following day if it falls on a national holiday)
Every 4th Tuesday of the month (or the following day if it falls on a public holiday)
December 29 through January 4
FeeIndividual 100 yen, group (20 or more) 80 yen, free for junior high school students and under
Address2-3-5 Mukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo


  • 14 minute walk from the Toei, Tokyo Metro, and Tobu Asakusa stations.


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