Tokyo National Museum

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Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum is a museum that opened in 1872 and has a long history as the oldest museum in Japan. With as many as 114,000 items in the collection, the mu-seum is divided up into 10 large areas such as the Heiseikan main building exhibition, Hyokei building and Toyo building. There are a wealth of valuable items in the collec-tion including 634 items that have been designated as Important Cultural Property of Japan and 87 National Treasures.

Since the entire visit here requires endurance, it is recommended that you join a guid-ed tour of every exhibited building that is led by volunteers of the Tokyo National Mu-seum. Many of the guided tours are also offered in English, so please check the time beforehand on the home page if you would like to join one of these tours. The home page is offered in Japanese, English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, German, French and Spanish.

The standard admission fee for permanent exhibitions is 620 yen, 410 yen for univer-sity students. The museum is closed on Mondays and from December 24th to January 1st for the Year-end and New Year holidays.


The nearest station is JR Ueno Station and the museum is around a 10 minute walk from the park entrance. If using JR Uguisudani Station, after getting off the train it is about a 10 minute walk from the South Entrance.

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Description: Tokyo National Museum

Sights Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館)
Address 13-9 Ueno-park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-5777-8600
Duration 2Hour(s)
Closed dates Monday NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Pay admission: 620yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)

Map: Tokyo National Museum