Bicycle Culture Center (Jitensha bunka center)
※The museum was originally a part of the Science Museum; however, it moved out and now it is located near Meguro station. The entry below was from the place was still in the Science Museum. Website, Hours, Admission and Directions are updated as of January 2017. Please let us know if you visit the place and tell us how it was.
Any serious cyclist should enjoy the Bicycle Culture Center. Displays include early two-wheeled wonders as well as the latest and greatest. The tall narrow building contains an information room on the 3rd floor, a museum in the 2nd floor and an event hall on the 1st floor. A local route map with towns in “English” can be bought in the Display Gallery, in addition to books in Japanese about cycling in Japan. –Teresa Negley. Liz Ruskin updated address, website and hours in 2010.
Mai Takahashi updated directions, website and hours in January 2017.
Bicycle Culture Center: http://www.cycle-info.bpaj.or.jp/
Hours: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Last entrance 4:45 pm), Tuesday – Sunday (If Monday is a Japanese Holiday, the following Tuesday will be closed)
DIRECTIONS: Take the Ome/Chuo Line to Shinjuku, transfer to the Yamanote Line towards Shibuya/Shinagawa. It is a 3 min walk from Meguro Station.