The Tokugawa Museum was established in 1977 by the Public Interest Incorporated Foundation to house objects and writings passed down from the Mito Tokugawa Family. The exhibits were donated by Kuniyuki Tokugawa, the 13th Lord of the Mito Domain.
Approximately 30,000 items in the collection are associated with Tokugawa Ieyasu (Japan’s first shogun), his son Yorifusa Tokugawa, and their families.
The museum also carries the manuscript of "The Great History of Japan" (Dai Nihon-shi) and around 30,000 historical documents used to write the book.
The Tokugawa Museum is the only facility in Japan to house such an extensive collection of materials and objects relating to the lives of Japan’s daimyo (feudal lords. It's well worth a visit if you’d like to discover more about this period in Japan’s history.
Photo courtesy of the Tokugawa Museum
- 1-1215-1 Migawa, Mito
- By public transport: From JR Mito Station, take the bus from the North Exit Bus Stop No. 4 and get off at Migawa Ni-chome. The museum is a 5-minute walk from the bus stop.
By car: 20-minute drive from the Mito IC on the Joban Expressway
- Business Hours
- Business Hours
10:00-17:00 (last admission 30 minutes before closing time)
Closed Mondays (open Monday and closed Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday)
- TEL: 029-241-2721
- Adults: 1200 yen
Children: 900 yen
Group Discount Price
Adults: 1080 yen
Children: 810 yen
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