The tenuous rationale for this unique museum's pairing of themes is that both were once government monopoly commodities. Tobacco gets the most exposure, with much of the space devoted to the history, manufacture and culture of the killer leaf. Look out for the rotating special exhibitions, too – these can be real pieces of work.
|Venue name:||Tobacco & Salt Museum|
1-16-3 Yokokawa, Sumida-ku
|Opening hours:||10am-6pm (Admission ends 30 mins before closing time) / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday), Dec 29-Jan 3.|
|Transport:||Honjo-Azumabashi Station (Asakusa line)|
|Price:||￥100, high school, junior high school and elementary school students ￥50. Free admission on May 5.|