Tokyo Toy Museum
The Tokyo Toy Museum was founded in Nakano in 1984 and was later moved to the site of the former Shinjuku Ward Yotsuya Fourth Elementary School in 2008. It is an art museum that parents and children can enjoy alike; it is known as a multi-generational spot where anyone between the ages of 0 and 100 years old can get together.
Toys to be displayed in the museum are based on the idea of "artworks that children will see for the first time." You can not only look, but also touch them as well and there are nine different exhibition rooms with different themes to explore.
The very first place in the exhibition, “Good Toy Exhibition Room”, is right at the entrance. Toys that aid in a child’s growth and may be left for future generations are selected every year from toys of various materials from home and abroad. There are about 120 toys on display in this room.
There is "Baby Mokuiku Courtyard " on the first floor and "Omocha no mori” on the second floor where you can fully experience the smell and feel of trees. These rooms were designed around the concept of "Mokuiku," meaning “living with trees.”
At the heart of “Omocha no mori” is a centerhouse made to resemble a birdcage. You can dip inside the “Acorn Pond” and “The Sandplace of Trees” made of cypress and broadleaf trees, taking in the aroma and texture.
It is a place where you can communicate with toys while using your imagination through the experiences of "sight," "touch," "make," and "learn."
Yotsuya-hiroba-nai, 4-20 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
[Opening time] 10:00-16:00
Thursday (next day if on public holiday), there are other special closing days (see website for details)
Adult (older than junior high school student) 800 yen, Younger than elementary school 500 yen
7 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Yotsuya Sanchome Station
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