Japan Traditional Craft Center


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This organisation was founded with the aim of promoting awareness of Japan’s traditional crafts. Learn about, then shop for, a broad cross-section of crafts (lacquer, ceramics, paper, kimonos, knives, textiles, stonework, household Buddhist altars and so on) at this showroom-cum-museum. There are permanent and temporary exhibitions, a reference library and even classes. The gift shop sells the work of craftspeople (who sometimes give demonstrations) from across the country.



Metropolitan Plaza 1F-2F, 1-11-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Transport Ikebukuro station (Yamanote line), Metropolitan exit; (Marunouchi, Yurakucho lines), exit 3.

Telephone 03 5785 1301

Open 11am-7pm daily (11am-5pm every other tue; closed occasional wed).


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

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