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Amuse Museum

2-34-3 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5806-1181
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History and art

This museum is not far from the major tourist hub in Asakusa. But it is just far enough away that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Daniel D
via mobile
One of my favorite museums in Japan

Having just visited the Senso temple next door, I wandered into this museum not knowing what to... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
New York City
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Amuse Museum is a complex type Art building of cloth culture and Ukiyo-e, select shop of the Japanese souvenir, event hall are integrated.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“boro” (14 reviews)
“textiles” (7 reviews)
“aomori” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2-34-3 Asakusa, Taito 111-0032, Tokyo Prefecture
Ueno, Asakusa
+81 3-5806-1181
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is not far from the major tourist hub in Asakusa. But it is just far enough away that the place was almost deserted. The first 2 floors were quite artistic. The upper floors had history that changes every few months. About 1000 Yen...More

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Having just visited the Senso temple next door, I wandered into this museum not knowing what to expect. What a find!! As a quilter, I am naturally interested in textile art. I was not familiar with Boro, so I appreciated the educational aspect of the...More

Thank NewYorkCityJoan
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is a must for any textile enthusiast. It has a fantastic display of traditional boro garments & household textiles. Beautifully displayed & very interesting background information about their providence. If you love indigo, textiles or want to learn more about traditional Japan this...More

Thank TravelistaMelB
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The Amuse museum has probably the most comprehensive collection of Boro textiles I have ever seen, with excellent English descriptions. That said, I have seen a lot of Boro in museums in Aomori prefecture that it wasn't anything new to me. However, I did like...More

Thank Simone R
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The museum has an extraordinary collection of Bodoko (Boro). At first sight I thought 'What are these tatty rags?' On further exploration I became more and more fascinated by the history they record of the way of life they document of poor Aomori farmers in...More

1  Thank suzziej
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The Boro exhibit was on display when we went to visit. The textiles on display with descriptions, as well as personal stories by the curator make for a very intimate experience. You get a really interesting view of how people in northern Japan survived and...More

1  Thank Kent M
Reviewed 7 April 2017

What a breath of fresh air after the madness of Asakusa! From the gorgeous shop on the ground floor to the viewing platform at the top of the Museum, I was very happy to be there. The shop was full of lovely arts and crafts,...More

2  Thank Famkefonz
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I am a lover of Japanese folk arts, and this museum was my favorite of all the ones I visited in Japan. It was far, far better than the very disappointing Japan Folk Arts Museum (Mingelkan) in Tokyo which I also visited. Amuse Museum has...More

4  Thank MadrugadaMistral
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The boro exhibit is fantastic, and the objects are beautifully displayed. Don't miss the gift shop, where they sell fabric, tenugui, t-shirts, and other cool stuff. I bought a boro book for 1/3 the price advertised on Amazon.

3  Thank Helen B
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The borro (field clothes) section was excellent, I loved that you could touch and hold these ancient garments. The Kurasowa section was very small. If you go, don't miss the rooftop - we found a rooftop to ourselves in Tokyo, with good views around.

2  Thank TeamBulmer
Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old
Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa.
Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit
a variety of different museums and galleries. At
Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the
grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed
alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at
the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
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3 March 2015|
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