Daimyo Clock Museum, Yanaka

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#333 of 422 in Museums in Tokyo
The Daimyo Clock Museum (大名時計博物館) is a small community-run museum in Yanaka 2-chōme, Tokyo. The museum was established in 1972 to display Japanese clocks from the Edo period collected by Sakujiro (known as "Guro") Kamiguchi (1892–1970). It is the only museum in Japan exhibiting Japanese clocks.
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  • I love small quirky museums and this one was great. It is a private collection that is housed in a private home that is endearingly shabby. The clocks themselves represent an elite Japanese...  more »
  • Unfortunately this museum is all in Japanese with no English translation. I’m sure this museum would be very interesting but we couldn’t understand any of the display descriptions. I would suggest...  more »
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  • For a city that has been through so many upheavals, 1923 Earthquake, 1945 firebombing, 1960s double income boom, and the great 1980s real estate bubble, it is very cool to a find a place that all of this seems to have left behind. It's a time warp that includes a huge room full of unique Japanese antique clocks, one that is supposedly 1,200 years old, and the only one that works is circa 1820. No clock is alike because they were all ordered by different daimyo and assorted elites. Nicely situated between Nezu Shrine and Yanaka Cemetary, this tiny museum is worth the ¥300 and 20 minutes of your time.
  • A deceased man's collection of antique Japanese clocks (unrepaired and seemingly in need of refurbishing). Nobody comes here and the receptionist will turn on the lights for you if you buy a ticket. The estate it sits in is also out of repair and very beautiful. Great date spot if you're really weird.

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