Kawasaki City Museum


Art, Museums & Attractions


The Kawasaki Shimin Museum opened in 1988 serving as museum-cum-gallery. The museum’s, collection includes various exhibits which shed light on the history of the Tamagawa River farming community including elements such as folk records, local artefacts dating back to between the Palaeolithic period and Yayoi period, models of ancient stone tombs from the Kofun period to the Heian period, documents relating to mediaeval manors, as well as records from local Kawasaki inns (Kawasaki having been an inn town in the Edo period). Visitors will be sure to gain an understanding about the city of Kawasaki and its inhabitants. If art is more your thing, the gallery has mostly contemporary art including photography and graphic design. There is also a media art collection, silent films, Japanese cinematic masterpieces and a comprehensive collection of over 80,000 works detailing the history of Japanese manga.


1-2 Todoroki, Nakahara, Kawasaki, Kanagawa

Transport Musashi-Kosugi station (JR Nambu, Yokosuka, Tokyu Tokoyo, Tokyu Meguro Lines), 10 minutes by bus from station

Telephone 044 754 4500

Open daily 9.30am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm) / closed Mon (open if Mon is nat. holiday), days following nat. holidays (open if these days are Sat-Sun), New Year’s holiday

Admission varies depending on exhibit


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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