Recommended Spot

The Tokugawa Museum was established in 1977 by the Suifu-Meitokukai Foundation, to which Duke Kuniyuki Tokugawa, the 13th lord of the former Mito branch of the Tokugawa Shogun family, had donated the heritage of daimyo’s (feudal lord) belongings and archaic writings.
There are approximately 30,000 collections, mainly left by Ieyasu Tokugawa (the first Shogun), his son Yorifusa, the successive feudal lords, and their family. The Museum also exhibits the manuscript of “Dai Nihon-shi” (“The Great History of Japan”) kept in Sho-ko-kan on the same site and about 30,000 old documents that were gathered to make the manuscript.
The Tokugawa Museum is the only museum that exhibits a large collection of historical materials relevant to understanding of the lives of Daimyo families, especially the Mito Tokugawa family


LOCATION 1-1215-1 Mikawa, Mito-shi
CONTACT Suifu-Meitokukai
HOURS 10:00-16:30 (Tue.toFri.), 10:00-17:00 (Sat., Sun. &National Holiday)
Enter 30 min. before closing
ADMISSION Adult 1.050 JPY Child 735 JPY ( Adult 840 JPY Child 630 JPY for group)
CLOSED Mondays (Tuesday when Monday is a national holiday
ACCESS By car: Approx. 20 min. from Mito IC of Joban Expressway
By train: get on a bus at terminal No.4 from JR Mito station North Exit and
Get off at Mikawa 2-chome. 5min. on foot.