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Site Policy


This website introduces Edo/Tokyo culture and history with the materials kept in the Special Collections Room of Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library.
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The website and its contents are owned and operated by Tokyo Metropolitan library. Unauthorized duplication, reproduction or re-use of the materials on this website is prohibited, although “reproduction for private use,” “quotation,” and other special exceptions are permitted under copyright law.


Links to the top page of this website, both commercial and noncommercial, are freely permitted in principle. However, please observe the rules below:

  • ・When you set links, please inform us of the link source URL to this e-mail address: mailmaster@library.metro.tokyo.jp
  • ・Please specify on your website that the links are to “EDO TOKYO Digital Museum”.
  • ・Links to the websites which do not meet the principle of our website are not permitted; for example, the websites including libelous or defamatory statements, or that intentionally damage the reputation or credibility of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library.
  • Please do not set links that place the website within a frame or otherwise can cause misunderstandings among third-party visitors by rendering the contents in such a way that it is unclear that the contents belong to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

The contents and the URL of this website may be changed without prior notice. Please understand this prior to using the website.

4.Technical matters

  • (1) Recommended environment
    The following browsers are recommended for the safest and most pleasant experience using this website:
    • ・Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
    • ・Google Chrome, latest version
    • ・Mozilla Firefox, latest version
    • ・Safari, latest version
  • (2) Technology used
    • ・Cookies

      This site utilizes cookies for the purpose of achieving a more convenient viewing experience and continuously improving this website. It is possible for the user to decline cookies through the use of appropriate browser settings. Disabling cookies in this way will not hinder the use of this website in any major way.

    • ・JavaScript

      Portions of this website use JavaScript to achieve a more comfortable user experience. Failure to activate JavaScript in your browser may result in an inability to properly view or use this website.

    • ・FLASH

      The Adobe Flash Player from Adobe Systems Incorporated is required to view contents that use FLASH. Download the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player if it is not installed on your system or the contents of this website are displayed incorrectly.


Information given in this website is provided as accurately as possible. However, Tokyo Metropolitan Library shall accept no responsibility for any results of its usage.

6.Access to the original material

The original materials displayed on this website are kept in the Special Collections Room of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library. However, access to some materials is restricted to preserve them. Particularly, the materials relating to the construction of the Edo Castle (Important Cultural Property) requires the advanced registration to access. If you wish to access the original materials, please contact the Special Collections Room by telephone before your visit.

Special Collection Room
Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library
Telephone: 03-3442-8451 (Main)