Tokugawa Museum (Mito City)
The Tokugawa Museum was established in 1977 by the Suifu-Meitokukai Foundation to house objects and writings passed down through the Mito-Tokugawa Family. The exhibits were donated by Kuniyuki Tokugawa, the 13th Lord of the Mito Domain.
There are approximately 30,000 items in the collection, most of which are associated with Ieyasu Tokugawa (Japan’s first shogun), his son Yorifusa Tokugawa, and their families.
The museum also houses the manuscript of the Great History of Japan (Dai Nihon-shi) and around 30,000 historical documents used to write the book.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 museum in Japan to house such a large collection of materials and objects relating to the lives of Japan’s daimyo feaudal lords, and is well worth a visit if you’d like to discover more about this period in Japan’s history.
Photo used with permission from The Tokugawa Museum.
1-1215-1 Migawa, Mito
By public transport: from JR Mito Station, take bus from North Exit Bus Stop No. 4 and get off at Migawa Ni-chome. The museum is 5 minutes' walk from the bus stop.
By car: around 20 minutes' drive from Mito IC on the Joban Expressway.
HOURS10:00 - 17:00 (last entry 30 minutes before closing time)
CLOSEDMondays (closed Tuesday in the event that Monday is a National Holiday)
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