The Police Museum
The Police Museum
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's 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 with anyone looking for a night out.
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Ben B
Brisbane, Australia75 contributions
Good for a look. There is a very limited guide in English telling you the basics of what is on each floor and that is about it. Would have been good to read about the different exhibits though. Very friendly and helpful staff. Museum is also free :)
Written January 15, 2015
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adam m
Inzai, Japan81 contributions
Jun 2012 • Family
I am not a kid, but if I was a boy again, I would want my dad to take me here. The opportunity to wear a police uniform and get on a police motorbike is something that can't be missed. It would surely be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about the history of modern Japan from this particular angle.
Written April 28, 2013
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CEMMM
Waterloo, Canada202 contributions
Jul 2011 • Couples
Small museum but has some fun models and displays. Worth a 15-minute stop if passing by. Free admission as far as I remember.
Written January 9, 2012
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576eris
Auckland Central, New Zealand256 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
最近出来たと思われる。
入り口にパトカーが展示されており、
興味本位で入ってみたら5階位まで
各フロアに展示が。
事件現場に残された足跡やタイヤのあとを当てたり、指紋を探したり体験もでき
子供も楽しめる。5分と時間制限ありですが、子供が警察のコスプレに興じることもできる。
無料でこんなに充実してるなんて、オススメ。

Somewhere in between Tokyo station and Yurakucho station.
'Pato car' police's car is parked in ftont of a narrow building.
On the 1st floor, kids can enjoy 'cosplay' of police, and its maybe a good photo spot for kids and parents. Entire building upto fifth floor is the museum, and each floor has theme of the exhibition related to Japanese police. You can take foot print, finger print quiz etc. Unbelievabley, its free admin.
Written February 4, 2020
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auntieadriene
singapore106 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
This is a great quick stop for parents to motivate young children through the shopping at ginza. It’s at the edge of the famous shopping street and very accessible by train. It is free and very compact. But their exhibits were educational and well thought out. A lovely way to spend an hour or so. Even if most of it was in Japanese the children were still able to enjoy themselves. A highlight was the 2nd level interactive display screens of various crime scenarios with catchy mottos for children to bear in mind.

Written November 3, 2019
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David S
Melbourne, Australia648 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Spotted this museum while walking through Ginza and gald we did. Free to enter, very new and lots of interest display on modern day and historical Tokyo police operations. Helicopter and Honda police motor bike to sit in/on for kids photos. Reasonable English language content so easy to understand the displays.
Written July 17, 2017
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The2Taggarts
Sydney, Australia65 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
This was a nice little museum but would not be high on my list of must visit museums in Tokyo. There are police motorcycles on the ground floor which provided very popular photo opportunities for children. The museum upstairs was worth a visit but was small and definitely more interesting to the those who could read Japanese .
Written May 28, 2015
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David H
19 contributions
Since, Japanese museums tend to be free or low cost, I try to check them out when I can. Anyway, it's a fairly small museum that details the history of the police, its duties, and as well, provide some useful information on crime prevention. There are some interactive displays on the third floor, where in one of them, you are tasked with trying to remember a face after a crime. The museum is free and can be done pretty quick. Check it out if you're in the Yurakcho Station.
Written November 6, 2014
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ASHOK P
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates108 contributions
May 2014 • Family
This museum is good for kids so that they can wear the police uniform and take photographs.
Also it has displays of old uniform as used by Japanese Police
Written July 2, 2014
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Anrando
Hiratsuka Japan240 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
Ok, I admit to an interest in police history so this small museum at the beginning of Ginza was a natural. It has children based exhibits about the current police on the ground floor, and a historical collection on the second floor. Although the collection shown is relatively small it is well presented and a good introduction to Japanese police history and artifacts.
Written June 7, 2014
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  • Tue - Sun 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM