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The Sumida Hokusai Museum

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The Sumida Hokusai Museum aims to share its passion for Hokusai with the rest of the world. Discover one of the world’s most famous artists and his ukiyo-e masterpieces, including lost renovated works, a reconstruction of his studio, and the...more
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2-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida 130-0014, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-6658-8931
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had already seen the Edo Tokyo Museum during a past visit and kept this day to spend at the Hokusai Museum. There is much to learn about Hokusai but what made this special exhibit enjoyable was it covered a particular theme in his woodblock...More

Thank debitkorver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the content here underwhelming, as we saw the Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum last year. If you didn’t see that, then this is worth a visit and would score higher, but if you did see that exhibition, then I wouldn’t bother making...More

Thank Kirk B
Reviewed September 30, 2018

This fairly new museum is situated close to the Edo Tokyo Museum and readily accessible by train/metro. This museum is a must see for anyone who is into Japanese art. We perused the small room on the 4th floor (permanent exhibit) much longer than anticipated,...More

Thank jovicic
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been a fan of Hokusai for a long time, so this museum was really a treat for me and i think it can be for anyone for whom the mastery of ukiyo-e represents a higher form of magic. It’s a small museum, but nonetheless...More

Thank hannahanuman
Reviewed September 17, 2018

A real gem in the middle of Sumida... We were taken here by my dad who said my grandmother had wanted to go for a while. It was a very modern building, light and airy with extremely efficient and friendly staff. The exhibits really are...More

Thank Mai H
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Wish we appreciated Japanese art more because this guy is a legend in Japan with museums elsewhere as well. The facility is really cutting edge!

Thank breggie
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

A small and cosy museum dedicated to the woodblock master Hokusai. Small exhibits but great quality and display. For fans of Japanese wood block prints who have seen collections in Honolulu and in Europe this is the home base of the master himself.

Thank choobengg2017
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

We caught the train to visit the museum and what an amazing place it is. The building is so modern and art in itself. The art and history are covered in detail. Well worth a visit even if you are not into art and wood...More

Thank Q6883WGsimonc
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Whilst staying in Tokyo and after visiting the EDO - Tokyo Museum we discovered nearby this new building devoted to Hokusai the acclaimed and influential 17th Century Artist . It has only been open a year or so and as a result it isn’t in...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

A very nice museum, important part of Japanese culture. You have to see it. Permanent exibition is interesting for those who want to learn mre regardin Japanese art.

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