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Canon Camera Museum | English | Japanese
Museum is sectioned into History, Camera, Technology and Design Halls. Site provides comprehensive description of each with animated illustrations, and images.
(Hits: 3,892 Listed: 03/30/2002)
Currency Museum | English | Japanese
History and information on Japanese currency. Includes description of museum exhibits, photos, abstracts, and essays on monetary history. Maintained by Bank of Japan.
(Hits: 3,900 Listed: 03/30/2002)
Fukuyama Auto and Clock Museum | English | Japanese
Informational site on museum collections in Fukuyama, which mainly includes cars and clocks. Other exhibits include wax figures, cameras and music boxes.
(Hits: 3,896 Listed: 03/30/2002)
Japan Toy Museum | English | Japanese
Museum map and special exhibits.
(Hits: 3,891 Listed: 07/17/2003)
John Lennon Museum | English | Japanese
General information on the John Lennon Museum located in Saitama Super Arena. Includes museum guide and hours.
(Hits: 3,895 Listed: 03/30/2002)
JR Transportation Museum | English | Japanese
Exhibit of all modes of transportation and history. Admission, axess, and floor information. Located in Chiyoda-ku Tokyo.
(Hits: 3,895 Listed: 10/23/2003)
Mandolin Melodies Museum | English | Japanese
Museum exhibits an individual's collection of mandolin-related things: records, cds, card games, video, brooch etc. Site includes general museum info and links to webpages about mandolins.
(Hits: 3,890 Listed: 03/30/2002)
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (MeSci) | English | Japanese
Event guide and exhibition information available. Museum has four sections: environment and frontiers, life science and human beings, technological innovations and future, and information technology and society. Located in Koto-ku Tokyo.
(Hits: 3,895 Listed: 07/22/2003)
Ramen Museum | English
Site gives brief description and general info about the ramen museum located in Shin-Yokohama.
(Hits: 3,889 Listed: 03/30/2002)
The Ainu Museum | English | Japanese
Exhibit in Hokkaido of Ainu cultural assets. General museum info provided. Website has introduction to Ainu life, rites, history, and culture. Many photographs.
(Hits: 3,895 Listed: 03/30/2002)
The Costume Museum - The Rebirth of the Tale of Genji | English | Japanese
Collection of life-size dolls with costumes worn throughout Japanese history (including Nara era, Heian to Meiji period). Includes history, descriptions and illustrations. One section recreates Hikaru Genji's Mansion, from the Tale of Genji.
(Hits: 3,895 Listed: 03/30/2002)
The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum | English
Collection of Ukiyo-e (Wood-block prints of every day life of Japan in history). Includes brief history, photos, and general info.
(Hits: 3,893 Listed: 03/30/2002)
The Kyoto Arashimaya Orgel Museum | Japanese
Collection of antique automatic moving dolls/objects, with descriptions and videoclips. Japanese only.
(Hits: 3,889 Listed: 03/30/2002)
Tobacco and Salt Museum | English | Japanese
Museum exhibits cultural and industrial aspects of tobacco and salt. E.g., provides history of tobacco from its origins in Latin America and consequent global propagation. Salt section incorporates salt production, Japanese and foreign salt, and its various uses. Includes info on exhibitions from 1996 to the present.
(Hits: 3,898 Listed: 03/30/2002)
Tokyo Advertising Museum | Japanese
Archive of Japanese poster art arranged according to month of first appearance, 9/99 to present. Examples from train posters and outdoor print advertising. Japanese only.
(Hits: 3,889 Listed: 03/30/2002)
Toyota Automobile Museum | English
Exhibits evolution of cars from pioneering age to the present. Site includes history, car descriptions with images (i.e. a Virtual Museum). Also provides general museum info (location, access, hours).
(Hits: 3,889 Listed: 03/30/2002)
Yokohama Doll Museum | English
Dolls from Japan and around the globe. Online description of exhibits, collections, puppet shows and events.
(Hits: 3,889 Listed: 03/30/2002)

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