Philatelic Museum


Philatelic Museum

The Philatelic Museum in Tokyo is one of the rare museums in Japan, and visitors can discover the fun and charm of postal stamps from all over the world.

The Philatelic Museum is a three-minute walk from the JR Mejiro Station on the Yamanote Line. It is located across from the Gakushuin University campus. In 1988, an internationally reputed stamp collector, Mizuhara Meiso, established the foundation of the museum's managing body. In addition to archiving and researching postal stamps and their related documents, this organization opened a philatelic museum, a rare museum in Japan, in order to contribute to the promotion and development of a philatelic culture in Japan. It has a collection of about 350,000 kinds of stamps from all over the world and about 15,000 types of envelopes. In the display room on the first floor, exhibitions are regularly held in various themes every 3 months. The library on the second floor houses about 10,000 books on the subject of philately and about 1,500 titles of magazines and auction journals. At the museum shop on the first floor (free entry), a variety of items, such as stamps of Japan and other countries, stamp albums, and newly published books about stamps, are for sale.


  • Address

    1-4-23, Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 171-0031

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  • Nearest Station
    Mejiro Station
    ・ JR Yamanote Line
    3 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number


    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.


  • Hours
    Tuesday 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Friday 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 10:30am - 5:00pm
    *Differs from opening hours of Museum Shop/shops on premises
  • Closed
    Exhibition replacement period, New Year's holiday