Welcome to the Gas Museum. Here you can learn about how gas—now a common energy source for heat—first came to Japan and revolutionized the daily lives of the Japanese people. You can also see the many ways gas has been used over the years.
We hope you enjoy your visit!
The House of Gas Lamps
The House of Gas Lamps traces the history of gas lighting in Japan, from the discovery of gas in Europe to the popularization of gas lamps in households across the country. Let’s take a look!
The House of Gas for Life
The House of Gas for Life shows the many ways in which gas has been used through the years. You can see just how the technology used by families changed over time to develop into the ovens, heaters, and other gas-powered systems we use today.
|Address||4-31-25 Ohnuma-cho, Kodaira-shi, Tokyo|
|Business Hour*1||10:00 to 17:00|
|Closed*2||Closed on Mondays (if Monday is a public holiday, the museum will be closed the following day) and New Year’s Eve & Day|
|Genre*3||HIstory, Japanese paintings,|
|Entrance Fee*4||Free Entrance|
|Access*5||Higashi-Kurume Station (Seibu-Ikebukuro Line): Take the 21 Bus toward Musashikoganei. Get off at Gas Museum stop. Hana-Koganei Station (Seibu-Shinjuku Line): Take the 21 Bus toward Higashi-Kurume. Get off at Gas Museum stop. Musashi-Koganei (JR Chuo Line): Take the 21 Bus toward Higashi-Kurume. Get off at Gas Museum stop. Kodaira Station (Seibu-Shinjuku Line): 20 minute walk|
|*1 The last day of an exhibition or event may end early. *2 There are also end-of-year and temporary closures *3 Blanks refer to all genres. *4 Admission prices may vary depending on the event. Check for senior citizens, children and group discounts.*5 The times shown are approximate.|