Days Out: West Tokyo
A large forested area spreads from Harajuku to Shinjuku is contained in the shrine with a few museums and buildings enclosed within the forest. Located at 1-1 Kamizono-cho, Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku.
Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum
Relocated, Reconstructed, Preserved and exhibited Historical buildings from Edo era to Tokyo. Open Tuesday to Sunday 09:30-17:30 (April to September); 09:30-16:30 (October to March). Located at 3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganeshi (in Koganei Park).
Tokyo Kimono Dye Museum
Preserves the dyeing techniques of Edo Komon patterns and Edo Sarasa chintz patterns thru hands-on activities and displays, together with a kimono consultation space. Located at 3-6-14 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051.
Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo
Featuring the art of Chihiro Iwasaki, a Japanese picture-book artist, as well as an international collection of over 200 picture-book artists of the world. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00. Located at 4-7-2 Shimo-Shakujii, Nerima-ku, Tokyo.
founded for Admiral Togo, a hero in Japan. Togo was the commander during the Battle of the Sea of Japan (1904-5), which saw the defeat of the Russian fleet in the straits of Tsushima. Located at 1-5-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku.
Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
Museum of fashion costumes and accessories representing cultures from around the world. Open Monday to Saturday 10:00-16:30. Located at 4-25-10 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku.
Tokyo government sponsored walking tour
Walking tour of Shinjuku area - stroll Japanese gardens and experience a Japanese tea ceremony. Sado tea ceremony, traditional Japanese tea ceremony experience and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden tour. Requires advance reservation, please see website.
Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Collection of masterpieces from the ukiyo-e tradition. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:30-17:30. Located at 1-10-10 Jingu-mae, Shibuyaku.
Takao Trick Art Museum
An Egypt themed trick art museum near Mount Takao which shows various optical illusions and trick imagery, focusing on Egyptian and Western-style art. Open Saturday to Thursday from 10:00-19:00. Located at 1786 Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Tour
Tour of government buildings including Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Hall and Observation platform on 45F. Tour available every weekday from 10:00-15:00 at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Main Building No. 1, 1F, 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku.
The Tokyo Metropolitans Children Hall
Tokyo childrens playground, art and craft rooms, musical instruments, table games and a roof playground. 5 floors of activities for children of all ages at no charge (handicraft materials fee). Open everyday 09:00-17:00 at 1-18-24 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku.
Suginami Animation Museum
Museum of Japanese anime displaying the past, present and future of anime. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00 at Suginami Kaikan 3F, 3-29-5 Kamioga, Suginami-ku.