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Intermediatheque Museum インターメディアテク

The Intermediatheque Museum in Tokyo is located close to Tokyo Station and houses a vast collection of significant historical items.

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JP Tower Museum Intermediatheque
Address:2-7-2 Marunouchi | KITTE 2F, 3F, Chiyoda 100-7003, Tokyo Prefecture
Telephone: +81 3-5777-8600
Website: http://www.intermediatheque.jp/ (this is in Japanese but they have option for English )

Historical building: 5 storey high, representation of Showa architecture.
It's got a urban contemporary design.
It's free, and there's a storage locker you can use for 100 yen and refundable.
It's got science, nature and anthropology and much more.
Worth exploring if you are in the area, or just curious.

If you are in Tokyo and have decided to explore the renowned Imperial Gardens and the iconic Tokyo Station, then the perfect compliment to this history-themed tour of the central area of the city is a visit to the Intermediatheque (IMT).

Housed within the walls of the old Tokyo Central Post Office building and part of the JP Tower in the Marunouchi district, the Intermediateque is home to a collection of Japanese cultural heritages accumulated by the University of Tokyo and includes antique furniture, rare objects, and photography from Imperial times.

On display you will also find an extensive pharmacological specimen collection of plants, animals (stuffed birds and whale skeleton among others), and minerals from around the world and dating back to the early 1900’s. Walking through this space you feel as if you're stepping back in time as the building boasts a design representative of the Showa modernist architecture. It also has the feel of an old British library or a concert hall, and one might also think that, if Harry Potter lived in Japan, he would definitely be carrying out some of his magical experiments here. It is definitely a perfect quiet spot to take a break from the busy streets and high-rise buildings of the financial district that surround the area.

Located inside the JP Tower in the same building as KITTE Marunouchi.
Admission is free
Opening hours: 11:00 - 18:00
(Open until 20:00 on Thursdays and Fridays)
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
*Opening hours are subject to change
Closed on Mondays (if Monday is a National Holiday, the museum is closed the following Tuesday) and year-end holidays. May close at irregular times.

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