Kite Museum

Museums Nihonbashi
Photo: Kisa Toyoshima
Photo: Kisa Toyoshima

Time Out says

This uplifting museum is a cornucopia of kites, including Indonesian dried leaves, giant woodblock-print samurai and a huge styrofoam iron. The former owner of the first-floor restaurant (one of Tokyo’s earliest forays into Western-style dining) spent a lifetime collecting the 300-plus kites now layering the walls, packing display cases and crowding the ceiling. Don’t expect detailed explanations of the exhibits; this is more of a private hobby on public display – as often happens in Tokyo. The museum is not clearly marked – look for the long white sign on the building.



Address: Taimeiken 5F, 1-12-10 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku

Transport: Nihonbashi Station (Asakusa, Ginza, Tozai lines), exits A4, C5
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