Shitamachi Museum Annex (Former Yoshidaya Liquor Store) is a photogenic, traditional wooden store in the Yanaka district of Tokyo that survives from the early part of the 20th century. The building dates from 1910 and was in use until 1986.
A free museum, the Shitamachi Museum Annex recreates the interior of a Meiji Period liquor store with contemporary advertising posters on the wall, rice straw sake barrels and the raised tatami part of the shop where the shopkeeper would be.
The Old Yoshida Sake Store is just a little down the hill from SCAI the Bathhouse art gallery and Gallery Okubo, towards Kototoi Dori Avenue. Also nearby is Jyomyoin Temple with its thousands of Jizo statues.
Shitamachi Museum Annex is close to both Nippori Station and Uguisudani Station on the Yamanote line or 10 minutes from Nezu Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
The Tozai Megurin bus also stops close to the building.
The Shitamachi Museum Annex is part of the main Shitamachi Museum which is located in Ueno Park.
Shitamachi Museum Annex
Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0002
Hours: 9.30am-4.30pm; Closed Mondays (unless Monday is a national holiday in which case it is closed on the Tuesday); Closed December 29-January 3
Tel: 03 823 4408
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