Paper Museum 紙の博物館

paper museum
paper museum

A hands-on museum for everyone who loves paper and knows its magic

When the Paper Museum first opened in Oji, Tokyo in 1950, it was built on the same ground where Japan's first manufacturer of Western-style paper stood. Later moved to Asukayama Park, the museum continues to celebrate the history, charm and versatility of paper.

Don't Miss

  • Joining a workshop to learn how to make paper from recycled milk cartons
  • Learning about the history of paper at one of the permanent exhibits in the museum
  • Visiting the museum shop for rare paper-related goods, including samples of washi (Japanese paper) and how-to books on origami

How to Get There

You can reach the museum by train and a short walk.

The Paper Museum is a five-minute walk from Oji Station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line and Tokyo Metro Namboku Line.

Explore the museum

The museum has four stories. The first floor has a library, a video corner and an outdoor garden. The second floor has a gallery that teaches guests about recycling while the third floor has a rich collection that shows the history of paper. Special exhibits are also held on the fourth floor throughout the year.

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