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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 January 8, 2017
Gingerbug2013
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1) Location of this museum is not so obvious. It's situated in a administrative building. 2) It's... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2016
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Mar 23, 2018
“Fabulous - make sure this little known museum is on your list to visit in Tokyo”
Nov 8, 2017
“Cool Little Museum”
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Reviewed March 23, 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

1  Thank lib g
Reviewed November 8, 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

1  Thank ScottFlys4Food
Reviewed July 17, 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

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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...More

2  Thank Gingerbug2013
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
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...More

2  Thank PKRV
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,...More

Thank FiendsOnly
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...More

1  Thank tensaisimon
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...More

1  Thank Jack F
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...More

1  Thank ATINA157
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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury
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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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