Brake Museum
Kinshicho: Museum
Brake Museum: Kinshicho
Kinshicho / Museum
Open 10am-noon, 1-4pm (last entry 3pm). Closed Mondays.
Free admission
Average visit time: 5-15 minutes

Learn all about brakes at this highly specialized mini-museum, which covers everything from simple bicycle calipers to the sophisticated eddy-current and regenerative brakes used in Shinkansen trains. A timeline illustrates the history of brakes, starting with the original "stick brake" - basically just a stick - from 3000 BC. Other highlights include videos about automotive history, samples of brake materials, a model of Tokyo Skytree, and a small diorama of a town center. Most exhibit captions are in Japanese only.

Sumida-ku, Kotobashi 1-5-5, Nakamura Lining Company 2F.
10 minutes from Kinshicho Station (JR, Hanzomon lines)
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