Days Out: North Tokyo

The International Library of Childrens Literature
National library dedicated to children’s books with links to library services for children’s literature published in Japan and abroad. Located at 12-49 Ueno Park, Taito-ku.
Paper Museum
History of paper, learning from the present and the future. Open daily 10:00-17:00. Located at 1-1-3, Oji, Kita-ku.
The Seiko Museum
Museum for time and time-keeping instruments, with exhibits of Seiko products, sports timing instruments, and Japanese traditional clocks. Open from Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-16:00. Located at 3-9-7 Higashi Mukojima, Sumida, Tokyo 131-0032.
Shitamachi Museum
Re-created life during the dark ages. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:30-16:30. Located at 2-1 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku.
Tonya Kokubu
Mini-museum focusing on Japanese food-packaging design over the past 100 years. Also exhibits traditional food products - miso paste, soy sauce, sake, tsuyu and dashi sauces. Open daily 10:00-21:00. Located at Tokyo Solamachi 5F East Yard, 1-1-2 Oshiage.
Railway Museum
Featuring real train cars and full size reproduction from different era. Open Wednesday to Monday 10:00-18:00. Located at 3-47 Onaricho, Saitama City, Omiya-ku.
Sekido Museum of Art
A collection of Senju Satohs works consisting mainly of sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, and lacquerware. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00-17:00. Located at 23 Senjuhashido-cho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 120-0038.
Sumo Museum
Sumo wrestling museum, collects and preserves a wide range of items from the history of Sumo including woodblock prints and ceremonial aprons. Open weekdays 10:00-16:30 at The Ryogoku Kokugikan, 1-3-28 Yoko-ami, Sumida-ku.
Postal Museum Japan
Displays and introduce collections related to postal service and communications. Located at 9F Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 131-8139.
Hikarigaoka Park
Includes a playground, bird sanctuary, an area for skate boarding, in-line skating and kite-flying, archery range, basketball, tennis, bike riding, baseball field, running track, a fountain, and a waterfall. Located at 4-1-1 Hikarigaoka, Nerima...
Kuroda Memorial Hall
Museum that houses of Kuroda Seikis works including 126 oil paintings, 170 drawings, sketchbooks, letters, and so forth. Located at 13-43 Ueno-Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8713.
National Museum of Nature and Science
Natural history including dinosaurs, nature of the Japanese archipelago, the environment and the history of the Japanese people. Open Tuesday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 09:00-17:00 and Friday 09:00-20:00. Located at 7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-...
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Featuring works by Impressionists and paintings by Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh and Auguste Rodins sculpture. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:30-17:30; Friday 09:30-20:00. Located at 7-7 Ueno Park, Taito-ku.
Asakura Choso Museum
Built by the sculptor Fumio Asakura which was open to the public as a museum exhibiting his collection of sculptures. Located at 7-18-10 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0001.
Morikazu Kumagai Museum
Primarily displays the oil paintings of western-style Morikazu Kumagai, including sumi-e paintings and calligraphy of Kumagais later years. Located at 2-27-6 Chihaya, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0044.
Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall
Housing works of Yokoyama Taikan  known to create the Japanese painting technique of Nihonga. Located at 1-4-24, Ikenohata, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0008.
Drum Museum
All kinds of drums from around the world and from different eras. Open Wednesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Located at 2-1-1 Nishiasakusa, Taito-ku.
The Kokugikan Sumo Stadium
The place Ryogoku is famous for its sumo world and it is best known as the spiritual heartland of sumo in Japan. It has many other fascinating sumo related things.
The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of The Arts
Open museum with a vast collection of art and artifacts. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Located at 12-8 Ueno Park, Taito-ku.
Ueno Zoo, Tokyo Zoo
Ueno zoological gardens, Tokyo childrens zoo, gorillas, tigers, elephants, giant panda bears, Japanese animal zoo and many more. Open everyday 09:30-17:00 except Mondays (also closed Tuesday if Monday is holiday). Located at 9-83 Ueno Park, Taito-ku.
Tobu Museum
Museum on the history of the Tobu Railway. Exhibits include steam locomotive, wooden trains and express train with a simulator and real equipment. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00-16:30 . Located at 4-28-16 Higashimukojima, Sumida, Tokyo 131-0032.
Gives the experience of traditional Japanese culture in visible form including the use of rickshaw and traditional Japanese entertainment and performances. Located at 3-22-11 Asakusa, Taito-ku.
Sun Corporation
Tokyo car dealer of all kinds of cars and heavy equipment machinery. Located at 2F Sun Building, 642-2 Otsuka, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0352.
Edo-Tokyo Museum
Exhibition from the Edo (old Tokyo) period, with reconstructions of buildings, including a Kabuki theatre and the house of a daimyo (feudal lord). The museum will be closed for renovation from October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Located at 1-4-1...
The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum
Collection consists of bonsai, pot, stone and paintings. Open Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Sunday 09:00-16:00. Located at 2-24-3 Toro-cho, Kita-ku.