Amuse Museum

Asakusa & Sumida River

The highlight of this museum is a fascinating collection of Japanese folk articles, mainly patched clothing and pieces of fabric, known as boro, gathered by famed ethnologist Tanaka Chūzaburō. Many of the pieces are like fine works of contemporary art.

On another floor there's a video tutorial (with English subtitles) on how to find secret meaning in ukiyo-e (woodblock prints). Don't miss the roof terrace, which looks over the Sensō-ji temple complex.

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1. Niten-mon

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Senso-ji's eastern gate is one of the temple complex's rare, Edo-era buildings: it's been standing since 1618. Though it appears minor today, this gate…

2. Asakusa-jinja

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Asakusa-jinja was built in honour of the brothers who discovered the Kannon statue that inspired the construction of Sensō-ji. Deep red in colour, the…

3. Sensō-ji

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4. Hōzō-mon

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At the end of Sensō-ji's Nakamise-dōri, this gate is flanked by two fierce guardian deities. On the gate’s back side are a pair of 2500kg, 4.5m-tall…

5. Five-Storey Pagoda

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On the grounds of Sensō-ji, this 53m-high, five-storey pagoda is a 1973 reconstruction of a pagoda built by Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1648. The current…

6. Awashima-dō

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7. Kaminari-mon

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