Japan’s Oldest and Largest Museum: Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum in Ueno Park, Tokyo

Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館) is the oldest Japanese national museum and the largest art museum in Japan established in 1872. The museum collects and preserves a collection of art works and archaeological objects of Asia, mainly Japan. The museum holds over 110,000 objects, which includes 87 Japanese National Treasures and 610 Important Cultural Properties.

The museum is located inside Ueno Park. The facilities consist of the Honkan (Japanese Gallery), Toyokan (Asian Gallery), Hyokeikan, Heiseikan, Horyu-ji Homotsukan (the Gallery of Horyu-ji Treasures), Shiryokan (the Research and Information Center) and other facilities. There are also restaurants and shops within the museum as well as outdoor exhibitions and a garden where visitors can enjoy seasonal views.


Access: 10 mins walk from JR Ueno station

Hours: 9:30~17:00

Admission: 620 JPY

*Additional charge is required for special exhibitions*

Website: http://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en

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