Intermediatheque is one of Tokyo’s best curated yet least talked about museums. Whether you are interested in seeing a selection of ‘abnormal antlers’, a double-headed tortoise, or an impressive display of taxidermied birds, the museum quickly reveals itself to be one giant curiosity cabinet.  Whilst the collection itself is reflective of Japan’s scientific cultural and natural history, its presentation is distinctly modern, and it is evident that the museum’s aesthetics have been carefully considered down to the last bell jar. You can get around the museum in an hour, so you’ll still have plenty of energy to tackle the Imperial Palace Gardens, which are close by!


Open 11:00-18:00 (Open until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Cost: FREE

How to get there

A five minute walk from Tokyo Station, Marunouchi exit. The museum entrance is on the 2nd floor of the JP Building.

Guest post by Clare Fielder

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.