JCII Camera Museum


JCII Camera Museum

Nippon Camera Hakubutsu-kan or the JCII Camera Museum is a museum operated by the Japan Camera Industry Institute, and you can have fun learning and familiarizing yourself with cameras by looking at and touching cameras. There are more than 300 cameras on display.

It is s a camera museum where you can learn the history, masterpiece models, and the allure of cameras. In the permanent exhibition, you will find 300 or more Japan-made cameras selected as ”historic cameras.” The museum also exhibits items such as model cameras that are vertically cut in half, skeleton models that you can see the inside parts of, and unique cameras that are disguised as juice cans or walking canes. Also, the contents of special exhibitions are changed 3 or 4 times a year, and a different thematic exhibition about cameras in each period is offered. It sometimes exhibits precious masterpieces collected from all over the world. The schedule for the special exhibition needs to be checked before you visit. Also, the Toy Camera section, which was added in 2009, is cute-looking and full of playfulness, and you may learn new ways to enjoy cameras in this section. It is located a one-minute walk from the Hanzomon Station on the Hanzomon Line.


  • Address

    JCII Ichibancho building B1F, 25, Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-0082

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  • Nearest Station
    Hanzomon Station
    ・ Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line
    Exit 4
    1 minute on foot
  • Phone Number


    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.


  • Hours
    Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Closed
    Opens on national holidays, closes following Tuesday; closes New Year's holiday, etc.