Feature Exhibition 5F

Exhibition of Excavations in the Japanese Archipelago 2021

 Exhibition Outline

Approximately 9,000 excavations are conducted each year throughout Japan, but opportunities to actually handle the results of these are extremely limited. This exhibition aims to deepen public understanding of the importance of passing on and protecting Japanese history and culture through buried cultural properties. In 2021, the special exhibition “100 Years of Memorials” was added to the “New Archaeological Discoveries Report,” which reports on the results of excavations nationwide, and the new exhibition “Local Ruins: The Pride of Our Town,” which exhibits the findings of regional studies. Across these three sections, the exhibition presents about 630 items including documentation and explanatory panels.


 Outline of event

Exhibition period: Saturday, June 5 to Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location: Edo-Tokyo Museum, Permanent Exhibition, 5th Floor Feature Exhibition Room (1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)

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 *Admission until 30 minutes before close

Days Closed: Mondays


Admission fee (incl. tax)
General 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 parentheses ( ) indicate group rates for 20 or more people.


*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.).


*Please be aware that the exhibition period, opening hours, admission fees, and various discount services may change depending on the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check the latest information on the Museum’s website before visiting.