Kao Museum, located at the Sumida office in Sumida Ward in Tokyo, has been completed and is now open to the public. The museum offers Kao employees and the public at large insights into transformations that have shaped the culture of cleanliness through museum displays of artifacts collected over Kao's long history of intimate involvement in the culture of cleanliness and in Kao's pursuit of cleanliness in people's daily lives. The museum features messages from Kao's founders, information on the past and present of our company, and displays of the latest Kao products born of the Yoki-Monozukuri commitment. We welcome your visit to the Kao Museum.
The museum is divided into three exhibition zones.
This zone explores the lifestyles of people from ancient times up until the modern age from a perspective of cleanliness, and it delves into topics for each era including practices of cleanliness related to bathing, laundry, household cleaning, and cosmetics. Exhibits here include dioramas and interactive touch-screen displays that are sure to provide an enjoyable as well as educational visit.
This zone outlines the history of Kao from the launch of Kao Sekken toiletry soap in 1890 until today. Exhibits include Kao artifacts that have helped enrich the lives of people through the Yoki-Monozukuri commitment and that have contributed to industrial growth. Here you will also find various products, advertisements, and posters from Kao's past.
This zone is an area where you can learn more about the Kao of today. Peruse exhibits of the latest products that represent Kao product lines, use devices that assess the state of your skin and hair, and experience first-hand the workings of key features of Kao products.
10:00-11:30 or 14:00-15:30 (closed Saturday, Sunday, public and company holidays)
Museum visits are available by reservation only.
To make reservations, call the Kao Sumida Office Service Center reception desk at: