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World Bags and Luggage Museum

Ueno, Asakusa
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Address: 1-8-10 Komagata, Taito 111-0043, Tokyo Prefecture
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200 year old global collection, from leather to bamboo bags & more.

200 year old global collection, from leather to bamboo bags & more.

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Never seen such an amazing collection of animal hides!

If you like bags (purses, briefcases, luggage), you will love this place. Small, but fascinating, and free to boot. One floor is a world-wide view of carryalls and the other is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
Portland, Maine
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Many museums in Japan have very little information in English, but this one was better than most. Their collection of bags and similar things is impressive, but first and foremost I would like to point out that the items are displayed in a way that is very appealing and well designed. Somebody has done an excellent job.

Thank StefanHaeger
Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is exactly what you might expect: a selection of many travel bags and suitcases covering the last century. It starts with hand made products form Europe mostly and arrives at end of past century with innovative plastic Samsonite.

Thank SerGioDubai
Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you like bags (purses, briefcases, luggage), you will love this place. Small, but fascinating, and free to boot. One floor is a world-wide view of carryalls and the other is basically a shrine to the founder of Ace Luggage and his story with 20th century Japan as a backdrop. In the Asakusa neighborhood.

1 Thank Pen_Princess
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Found this museum via TA and was by our hotel. Worth spending a little time seeing the history of luggage. Some really interesting pieces. Not busy and no cost. Worth checking out for 30-60 min of your time for something different.

2 Thank Russell1078
Zushi, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

This little themed museum which is a bit off the beaten track is a bit of a hidden gem. I never thought it would be interesting, but visited it as had time to kill. Well worth it.

2 Thank Andrew K
New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

This museum has an amazing array of bags and luggage. It features bags through the ages, bags made out of exotic materials, bags from around the world. The information that accompanies the bags is also very interesting. Who knew that John Lennon inspired a fashion for attache cases in Japan? This museum tells you that and much more. The displays... More 

2 Thank Selsy
Noosa, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

This museum has an excellent and varied collection of bags and other luggage items. The descriptions aren't quite all in English but the majority are.

Thank amp-qld
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

The museum is not very large but shows a very nice collection of bags.The museum is only a few meters from Asakusa Metro station exit 2 which is the southernmost part of the station. It´s in a highrise building which in these days (Nov 14) has some reconstruction which does not affect the museum.

1 Thank Rudi S
Country Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

A chance passing of this museum in unusual Tokyo winter blizzard conditions tempted us inside. The museum is located on the 7th floor of a modern building, 50m from Exit A1 of Asakusa Station, Asakusa Line. The museum was the cherished desire of Mr Ryusako Shinkawa, founder of Ace Co Ltd and in 2010 the collection of about 550 rare... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

This would seem a absurd title to a museum, but as you enter the seventh floor you are immediately immersed in the clean and quiet nature of the displays. The pleasant feeling you get from entering this museum is something that takes away any stress you may have acquired from walking around Tokyo earlier. Lots of English explanations provided to... More 

1 Thank Dale T

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Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
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