Kite Museum

Kite Museum information

Location
Tokyo , Japan
Address
5th fl, 1-12-10 Nihombashi
Chūō-ku
Telephone
+81 3271 2465
Getting there
Train: Ginza Line to Nihombashi, exit C5
More information
www.tako.gr.jp/eng/museums_e/tokyo_e.html
Prices
adult/child ¥200/100
Opening hours
11am-5pm Mon-Sat
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In Japan, even the humble kite can be an art form. There are 300 or so kites in this small but fascinating museum, including brilliantly painted kites based on folk characters, wood-block prints or samurai armour. None are particularly old (they’re made of paper, after all), but they’re amazing to admire nonetheless. Ask for an English booklet at reception. The Kite Museum is located above the restaurant Taimeiken (たいめいけん), just beyond Finn McCool’s Irish pub.