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Kite Museum

Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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Address: 1-12-10 Nihonbashi,, Chuo 103-0027, Tokyo Prefecture
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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 the 5th floor of a building that has a restaurant on the first floor. There was... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 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 say that I walked around for about an hour looking for it (locals were not... More 

2 Thank Gingerbug2013
Ein Vered, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 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.

Thank dyalon
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305 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 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 is not quite so easy to find as it is basically one largish room on... More 

Thank PKRV
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 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, discovering new and funny things. 3) This is a good place for buying gifts —... More 

Thank FiendsOnly
Beijing, China
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135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 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 any introduction, not mentioning English ones. However, this labrynth is a real hidden gem if... More 

1 Thank tensaisimon
Bandung, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 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 celebrations of his time. Besides, you also can see how the poses of making kites.... More 

1 Thank Jack F
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed March 30, 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 and found some unique kites and posters.

1 Thank ATINA157
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

This place is very difficult to find. It's on the 5th floor of a nondescript building with a tiny sign. We asked for help twice. The collection has some beautiful hand-painted kites but it's a bit cluttered, dim, and musty. A kite fan would love this but we were done in under 15 minutes.

Thank NCtravelz
Boulder, Colorado
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Kite Museum might be more accurately titled, "The Kite Club" because it has more of a feel of a club collection of memorabilia than a true museum. The museum is housed in a nondescript building off the main streets and it took us a fair amount of time and a very helpful local to find the building. The museum... More 

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is a fun place to kill an hour. The collection is impressive and it's a joy walking through narrow passages, peeking in glass cases and on the walls and celiing -- kites of all sizes, everywhere. The owner is charming, too, and encourages pictures.

Thank jimpynyc

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