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Tokyo Stock Exchange
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5th fl, 1-12-10 Nihombashi · interesting places nearby
Kite Museum information
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.