Sumida Hokusai Museum

  • Art
  • Ryogoku
  1. Hokusai Museum
    Photo: Yosuke Owashi
  2. Hokusai Museum
    Photo: Yosuke Owashi
  3. Hokusai Museum
    Photo: Yosuke Owashi

Time Out says

Spending a day in Ryogoku became even more of a necessity for tourists from November 2016, when the neighbourhood that already housed the Edo-Tokyo Museum and the Kokugikan saw the opening of a museum dedicated entirely to Edo-era Sumida's most famous son – ukiyo-e superstar Katsushika Hokusai. In addition to viewing displays of the woodblock print wizard's countless masterpieces, you can learn about Hokusai the man, his life in Sumida and what the city looked like between 1760, when Hokusai was born in Katsushika, and 1849, when he died and was buried at Seikyoji Temple in Asakusa. Visitors will also want to check out the full-scale master's atelier, a reconstruction based on a painting by Hokusai apprentice Iitsu Tsuyuki.


2-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku
Ryogoku Station (Sobu, Oedo lines)
Opening hours:
9.30am-5.30pm / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)
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