Guide (PDF3.07MB)


Due to COVID-19 preventive measures, the TOKYO WATERWORKS HISTORICAL MUSEUM has been temporarily closed. Unfortunately, we will be extending our closure period as the following.

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惻December 23 (Wednesday), 2020 to March 7 (Sunday), 2021.

(Extended from February 7 (Sunday), 2021)


The Water Path Continues on into the Future

From times immemorial, people have trod a long and difficult path in their need for water. Efforts directed toward richer water supplies date back to the dawn of the Edo era, when Ieyasu Tokugawa established the Shogunate. Water benefits all our lives and supported the growth of Edo-Tokyo. The present era is one in which the Tokyo Waterworks can send its message to the whole world.

The 400 year history of Edo-Tokyo

Learn from this past and create the future… The Tokyo Waterworks Historical Museum opened its doors in 1995, and has introduced the public to the important history it hosts ever since.


General Information

Opening Hours 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (admission until 30 minutes before closing)
Day Closed The 4th Monday of each month (if the 4th Monday is a national holiday, the Museum is open on Monday and closed the following Tuesday.), December 28 to January 4
Admission Free
Location 2-7-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
TEL +81-(0)3-5802-9040
FAX +81-(0)3-5802-9041
Audio Guides Audio guide is available in English, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese for free of charge.
Group Visit We provide groups of more than 5 people with a brief overview and an orientation video in English. Please make a reservation in advance using the application form(PDF 82.6KB) through FAX. As a reservation is arranged, we will send a confirmation by FAX.

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