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.


Jul 06 2019 - Aug 25 2019


Business hours extend to 19:30 on Saturdays | Closed Mondays (Except July 15 and Aug 12) and Tuesday, July 16
09:30 - 17:30


Adults ¥1,000 | College, high school, junior high school students and seniors (65 and over): ¥500 yen | Elementary school students and younger: Free

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Edo-Tokyo Museum
1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo

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