Lovely place near the Sumida River. Not many visitors so it’s my special place!
I want to go here. But maybe then it will be less special for you?
I’ve only been once but I was the only person there! Not sure if you understand Japanese but here is their website:- http://www.iris.co.jp/muse/access.html
Housed in a room which is tastefully furnished in 18th century European style, is a collection of buttons made of various materials: pearls, ivory, gold and silver. After buttons became prevalent in the 13th Century, wealth and rank could be determined by the material from which one’s buttons were crafted. Indeed, by law, commoners were restricted to the use of wooden and bone buttons only. A short informative video is available for viewing at the museum.
Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday to Sunday from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Higashi Nihombashi Station
Asakusa or Shinjuku Line
They let you take photos but mine were bad because of reflective lighting on the glass cabinets.
Have a great time, Gabrielle
Forgot the address!
Iris Button Museum
1-11-8 Nihonbashi Hamacho,
+81 3 3864 6537
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