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About us

Tokyo Prefecture Main Office Tokyo Prefecture Main Office (1894) Call no. 府刊C74

Tokyo Metropolitan Archives (TMA) was established on October 1, 1968.
It integrated the functions of Tokyo Metropolitan Historiographical Office and Record Keeping Section.
We are the guardian of vast amount of Tokyo Metropolitan Government(TMG)'s records dating back over 400 years, collecting, preserving and making them accessible and available to the public.
We also have a function of historiography on Tokyo and Edo.

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Our Holdings

  1. Tokyo Prefectural Government(TPG) records (東京府文書)
    Date: 1868-1943 *national tangible cultural properties
  2. Tokyo City Government(TCG) records (東京市文書)
    Date: 1889-1943 *national tangible cultural properties
  3. Tokyo Metropolitan Government(TMG) records (東京都文書)
    Date: 1943-
  4. Official publications published by TPG, TCG and TMG (庁内刊行物)
    Date: 1876-
  5. Historical materials of Edo and Meiji era (江戸・明治期史料)
    Date: 1603-1912
  6. Private Archives (個人アーカイブ)
    These materials based on personal collections or archives.
  7. Books on Tokyo and Edo (図書)
  8. Maps (地図)
  9. Audio visual materials (視聴覚資料)
    movies, slides, pictures, filmstrips.
  10. Other materials (その他)
    Pictures, postcards, prints etc.

Notice for Temporary Closing of Reading Room

Reading Room is now closed due to preparations for moving.

Date of reopening: April in 2020

New address: 2-2-21, Izumi-cho, Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo, 185-0024 Japan

Contact Us

1-20-1, Tamagawa, Setagaya- ku, Tokyo, 158-0094 Japan

Tel +81-3-3707-2604 Fax +81-3-3707-2500

Mail address


東京都公文書館 Tokyo Metropolitan Archives
1-20-1, Tamagawa, Setagaya- ku, Tokyo, 158-0094 Japan
Tel +81-3-3707-2604
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