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Very small and hard to locate

This "museum" is actually a very small what I would call shop. It was difficult to find (located on... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
Hints on this place

1) Location of this museum is not so obvious. It's situated in a administrative building. 2) It's... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2016
Moscow, Russia
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23 Mar 2018
“Fabulous - make sure this little known museum is on your list to visit in Tokyo”
8 Nov 2017
“Cool Little Museum”
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1-12-10 Nihonbashi,, Chuo 103-0027, Tokyo Prefecture
Ginza, Tokyo Nihonbashi
+81 3-3275-2704
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

The Kite Museum is packed full of kites from the personal collection of one man. It's rather cluttered because he's tried to pack in so much in a small space on the fifth floor of the building where he owns a restaurant. It was a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank 105libg
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I stopped by the kite museum today (8 Nov 17)........It's a tiny museum on the 5th floor of the Taimeiken building. There's a restaurant on the 1st floor (I was there around lunch time....restaurant was packed.....line out the door). Once in the building the elevator...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank ScottFlys4Food
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This is the spiritual home for Japanese kites. There are bigger and more modern kite museums in Japan....being big and modern is not relevant. Here you enter the real spirit of Japanese kites. Of course it is crowded but everything is real, has its own...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

This "museum" is actually a very small what I would call shop. It was difficult to find (located on the 5th floor of a building that has a restaurant on the first floor. There was one tiny sign for this museum and I honestly can...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Gingerbug2013
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went there today after checking for opening hours in the museum's internet site. Regrettably the travel was a waste of time and money. We have no idea why it was closed since there wasn't any sign in English explaining it.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank dyalon
Reviewed 20 May 2016

While surfing through various Tokyo-related websites on things to see and do we encountered the Kite Museum. Somewhat intrigued we thought we would give it a try in a change from the more mainstream museums and galleries we have been visiting so far. The museum...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank PKRV
Reviewed 1 May 2016

1) Location of this museum is not so obvious. It's situated in a administrative building. 2) It's not a problem, if you are not a great fan of kiting! You can visit this place on your way to other places and spend there 20-30 min,...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 23 February 2016

It's unlike any other museum I've been in. No huge clean glass cases, no bright flashlights. Exhibits are tightly packed literally everywhere - on the wall, on the ceiling, and on the floor just beside your steps. Illumination is poor like an old grocery. Hardly...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank tensaisimon
Reviewed 21 June 2015

The museum is located on the 5th floor restaurant Taimeiken, and is managed by the Japan Kite Association. Here exhibited thousands of collections kites are imported from various countries, especially in Asia. And of course the typical Japanese kites are widely used in various religious...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Jack F
Reviewed 31 March 2015

The Kite Museum would not be on most people's top tier of Tokyo attractions, but it was a delightful and out of the ordinary addition to our stay. It is very hard to find, but worth the effort. We also enjoyed the small gift shop...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank ATINA157
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also a downtown area with shops that were founded over
a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza.
It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll
while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels,
world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a
collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular
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