Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.
The kids are having their summer holiday, so we have been bringing them to museums (or somewhere air-conditioned) just to get away from the humidity. During the Obon holidays (お盆休み), we visited the Metro Museum, which is directly underneath the elevated railway tracks of Kasai Station of Tokyo Metro Tozai Line.
Though it is a small museum, it has a lot of interactive exhibits. My Chibi-Tetsu (Underaged train-otaku) were so excited when they got to try out a couple of train simulators for free.
Since our last visit to JAXA Tsukuba Space Center, my kids are turning into Oshi-Tetsu. (Thanks to Jessica I’ve learned the term for fervent rubber-stamp collector). They love collecting the stamp prints. Daddy even got them each an informative stamp-collection booklet at the museum stores (¥210 each). If you managed to collect all the stamps in the museum, you can show it to the entrance ticket stuff for some museum goodies. Pretty good deal to me!
I learned a few new things from the museum. For example, “The world’s first metropolitan subway system was launched in London, UK, in 1863”. And that this man, Mr Noritsugu Hayakawa, was known as the Father of Japanese Subway. (Hint: you can find a stamp station hidden nearby, we had a hard time finding this one. LOL)
Children (Over 4 years old): ¥100
See Official Information Guide here.
Center Opening Hours:
10:00 am – 17:00 pm
(Entry is allowed until 16:30 pm)
Closed on Mondays*
(*Excluding national holidays on Mondays and vacation seasons.
Please double-check the official website for closing dates.)
Free parking lot for 18 vehicles.
If you are going there by car, please note that there are very limited car park space. We were one of the lucky few to have managed to park there. :P There was a very long queue after us.
6-3-1 Higashi-kasai Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 〒134-0084
See access on official website.