Feature Exhibition 5F

Exhibition of Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago 2020


 Exhibition outline

Approximately 9,000 excavations are conducted each year throughout Japan, but opportunities to actually handle the results of these are extremely limited. For this reason, to allow more people to gain familiarity with Japan’s buried cultural assets and to deepen public understanding of the importance of protecting these, this exhibition will offer a display of approximately 670 objects from 51 ruins and other archaeological sites.


 Outline of event

Exhibition period: Saturday, June 13 to Monday, August 3, 2020

Location: Edo-Tokyo Museum, Permanent Exhibition, 5th Floor Feature Exhibition Room

Phone: 03-3626-9974 (switchboard)


  • 3-minute walk from West Exit of Ryogoku Station, JR Sobu Line
  • 1-minute walk from A3 or A4 Exit of Ryogoku Station (Edo-Tokyo Hakubutsukan-mae), Toei Subway Oedo Line
  • Toei bus: 錦27, 両28, 門33, 墨38 bus routes
    Sumida City circulation bus “Sumida Hyakkei Sumimarukun / Sumirinchan (Southern Route)”
    Get off at “Toei Ryogoku Eki-mae (Edo-Tokyo Hakubutsukan-mae)” and walk 3 minutes.


Opening hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm (until 7:30 pm on Saturdays) * Admission until 30 minutes before close

Days Closed: Monday, June 15 / Monday, June 22 / Monday, June 29 / Monday, July 6 / Monday, July 13 / Monday, July 20


Admission fee (incl. tax)


600 yen

University & technical school students

480 yen

Junior high school students (from outside Tokyo),
high school students, those aged 65 years and older

300 yen

Elementary & junior high school students (from Tokyo)

Free of charge


* The permanent exhibition admission fee is free in the following cases. Preschool children. Anyone who has a physical disability certificate, intellectual disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, mental health and welfare certificate, or an official designation as an atomic bomb survivor, as well as their attending caregivers (up to two people).


* Junior high school, high school, university, and technical school students are required to present a student ID card, and those aged 65 and over are required to present proof of age (health insurance card, driver’s license, etc.).