Special Exhibition 1F

The History of Sport in Japan -From the Edo Period to the Tokyo Olympics


From casual pastimes to competitions and world records, “sport” in its various forms ignites the passions of people the world over. Through a wide range of exhibits which includes objects used by athletes, this exhibition looks at the history of sports, from the sport-like exercises and games of the Edo period, to the acceptance and popularization of modern sports from the Meiji era onwards, and Japan’s participation in the Olympics and later hosting of the games in Tokyo.


Exhibition Period: Saturday, 27 July to Sunday, 25 August

Holidays: Mondays (Except July 15 and August 12) and Tuesday, July 16

Admission: Adults: 1,000 yen, College and Vocational students, High school students, Junior high school students and Seniors (65 and over): 500 yen, and Junior high school students living or commuting to Tokyo, Elementary school students and younger: Free