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Birth of Japan's Post Exhibition

Explore the history of Japan's postal service

Apr 20th
Jul 18th
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Venue: Postal Museum, Tokyo When: Apr 20th - Jul 18th 2021

Sending and receiving mail is something that we all do in some capacity, yet the origins of the postal service are unknown to many people. Though Japan has operated postal services for centuries, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the country's modern postal system -- it initially started with services between Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka back in 1871.

A special exhibition at Tokyo's Postal Museum will explore the history of the modern postal system, with pieces on display such as old mail collection boxes dating back to the Meiji era, uniforms worn by postal workers over time, and even artworks depicting mail carriers.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 300 yen.

Getting there

Tokyo's Postal Museum is located around 6 minutes on foot from Oshiage Station (Keisei Oshiage Line, Tobu Skytree Line, Toei Asakusa Line, and the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line), or 9 minutes from Tokyo Skytree Station (Tobu Skytree Line).

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Elena Lisina 4 months ago
Japan Post is excellent! Can't say this about our post.
Kim Author 4 months ago
Japan is so efficient with delivery services, with trains, with many things! It's something very special.