About MUSEUMUEMURA ADVENTURE MUSEUM
About the UEMURA ADVENTURE MUSEUM
By introducing Adventurer UEMURA Naomi’s achievements, we are engaged in the business of passing on his adventurous spirit, the “UEMURA Spirit”, to future generations.
Adventurous Life of UEMURA Naomi
1. Itabashi- Starting Point of his Advent
In May 1970, UEMURA Naomi became the first Japanese to successfully climb the world highest mountain- Mount Everest. He had been living in Itabashi from the summer of 1969, before he left for this expedition.
His first home was an apartment room with three tatami mats (about 5.4 square meters), and the only furniture he had was a trunk and a sleeping bag. He headed out for a new adventure as soon as he returned from one. Many historic adventures started here in Itabashi, such as climbing Mount Everest, setting a record of 12,000 km dogsled journey in the Arctic Circle, and reaching the North Pole alone.
2. UEMURA Naomi’s Achievements
He was born in Hyogo, Japan in February 1941. After entering Meiji University, he joined the mountaineering club, and started climbing mountains. He climbed Mont Blanc (4807m), Kilimanjaro (5895m), Aconcagua (6960m), and Everest (8848m). He then climbed McKinley (6194m) (now Denali), becoming the world's first person to summit the highest peak on five continents.
In 1972, he entered the northernmost village of Greenland by himself and lived there for about 10 months, learning about dog sledding. By the spring of 1976, he completed a 12,000 km dogsled journey in the Arctic Circle, and in 1978, he became the first person in the world to reach the North Pole alone and succeeded in crossing Greenland.
In 1982, he planned to cross the Antarctic Continent by dogsled, but gave it up due to the Falklands War. In February 1984, he made the world’s first solo ascent of McKinley in severe winter but disappeared while descending the mountain. In April of the same year, he received the National Medal of Honor.
Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00a.m.- 6:00p.m.
*Last admission- 30minutes before the closing time
Mondays (or the following day when Monday is a national holiday)
Year-end and New Year Holidays: December 29- January 4
Access by public transport
From ITABASHIKUYAKUSHOMAE station (Toei subway Mita line /station numbering：I-18),
7min by walk.
From ITABASHI station (JR SAIKYO line),
15min by walk.
From ITABASHI station (JR SAIKYO line) West exit,
6min by bus [ Kokusai Kogyo Bus / Route 22 for Oji Station] Nearby HIGASHIITABASHITAIIKUKAN-IRIGUCHI bus stop.
To convey the adventurous spirit of adventurer UEMURA Naomi, the museum holds permanent and special exhibitions that introduce his adventures.