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Tokyo National Museum

Travel Guide - Tokyo National Museum


Opened in 1872, Tokyo National Museum is the oldest museum in Japan. The museum has the world's largest collection of Japanese art. The number of artifacts exceeds 115,000 including among them 87 national treasures and 633 important cultural treasures. Only a portion of the museum's huge collection (about 7,500 items) is displayed at any one time.
The museum has five galleries (Hon-kan main building, Toyo-kan, Hyokei-kan, Heisei-kan, Horyu-ji Homotsu-kan) and the most important of which is, of course, the Hon-kan main building. It is straight ahead as you enter, and houses a very impressive collection of Japanese art, from sculpture and swords to lacquerware and calligraphy. The Toyo-kan (The Gallery of Eastern Antiquities), to the right of the ticket booth, has a collection of art and archaeological finds from all of Asia east of Egypt. The Hyokei-kan, to the left of the ticket booth, has a collection of Japanese archaeological finds. There is a room devoted to artifacts used by the Ainu people, the indigenous ethnic group of Japan who now live only in Hokkaido. Heisei-kan was opened in 1999 to commemorate the crown prince Naruhito's marriage. The building is mainly used for special exhibitions, but also displays Japanese archaeological remains. The Horyu-ji Homotsu-kan (the Gallery of Horyu-ji Treatures) exhibits treasures from Horyu-ji Temple in Nara, such as masks, scrolls, etc.
In addition to these galleries, the museum also houses a research and information center, restaurants, museum shops, and a garden.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:30 – 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing


  • Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
  • Year-end and New Year's holidays

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 620 yen (General, Adult)
  • 410 yen (Student)
  • Admission Free (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from JR Ueno Station
  • 10 minutes walk from JR Uguisudani Station
  • 15 minutes walk from Ueno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (G16) or Hibiya Line (H17)
  • 15 minutes walk from Nezu Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (C14)
  • 15 minutes walk from Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Main Line (KS01)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 13-9, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712


Belgium in Japan @BelgiumEmbJapan - 2018-10-16
Ambassador Sleeuwagen was honoured to officially open the “Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque” exhibition at the N… https://t.co/0NlF1PeDz7
Tokyo Weekender @Tokyo_Weekender - 2018-10-16
A vast collection of influential works by famed Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens exhibits at The National Museum o… https://t.co/cWKNCRuy8s
Eric Cantu @_batmantravels - 2018-10-15
I had the best time ever on my bar hopping excursion last night! How cool is this tiny alley leading to the first p… https://t.co/K2WZG2g3tr
Kimberly Horii @KimmyHorii - 2018-10-15
My kids are too bored for malling and do nothing. That’s why we decided to visit different types of museums around… https://t.co/8RpLpdRva7
Kimberly Horii @KimmyHorii - 2018-10-15
My kids are too bored for malling and do nothing. That’s why we decided to visit different types of museums around… https://t.co/KbxC27PRAw
The Cathy Wilcox @cathywilcox1 - 2018-10-15
@boieau Also went to Kobe and saw the museum for the earthquake. All about mitigating against, learning from, prepa… https://t.co/RAcwht9PJ8
Brandon@Chicago @NeurallyActive - 2018-10-14
#duchamp profile in a lovely setting @ Tokyo National Museum https://t.co/GsNd2zXH3m
Brandon@Chicago @NeurallyActive - 2018-10-14
#modestfrog @ Tokyo National Museum https://t.co/zjamngLrXl
Brandon@Chicago @NeurallyActive - 2018-10-14
Noh no @ Tokyo National Museum https://t.co/7MrMhWq2Sv
Fernando Stickel @fernandostickel - 2018-10-14
Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park https://t.co/FrkTCKfkfq
Kinlyu//刀分//@Japan @Kinlyu - 2018-10-14
There’s a charity event in Ueno park. They’re still starting up. Meanwhile I’ll be at the Tokyo national museum 👍 https://t.co/2O9waZ5SpJ
Real JapaneseGardens @RealJapanGarden - 2018-10-14
The garden of the Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館)became the home for 5 historical buildings gathered from all over… https://t.co/o8QWftYsoU
Siti Agus Maulidiya @MaulidyaAS - 2018-10-14
4years ago🙈
Really miss those moments ❤
#lion #lionking #mycat #lol #byson #ancient #ancientanimals… https://t.co/qGjitalGnm
BlackForestMagus @ForestMagus - 2018-10-13
Image source: Tokyo National Museum https://t.co/G6aV5MIqNp
Brandon@Chicago @NeurallyActive - 2018-10-13
Centuries @ Tokyo National Museum https://t.co/Ij9Qbe2JuR
Brandon@Chicago @NeurallyActive - 2018-10-13
Etched 1300 years ago @ Tokyo National Museum https://t.co/xZEsHVwH6l
tkasasagi @tkasasagi - 2018-10-13
I took this manuscript photo last time when I visited the Tokyo National Museum (I got the permission). It's not in… https://t.co/OGPYVFXIHz
ALBERTINA Museum @AlbertinaMuseum - 2018-10-12
On view at #AlbertinaMonet: #ClaudeMonet | Young Girls in a Rowing Boat | 1887 | The National Museum of Western Art… https://t.co/C5b59esoqM
Lain @addictionado - 2018-10-12
Found more long-lost relatives @ Tokyo National Museum https://t.co/xyf2cqmSmL
TimeOutTokyo @TimeOutTokyo - 2018-10-12
Free entry at this museum tomorrow (Sat, Oct 13) – so go check out the Monet room. https://t.co/j4ZL3z17cn https://t.co/9XUeHY8oSY
hamishib @hamishib - 2018-10-12
Cool memory from Tokyo: the National Museum of Nature and Science was designed in the shape of an aeroplane - a nat… https://t.co/h4U4edm1H1
北川記念ロシア民族楽器オーケストラ @kitaoke_info - 2018-10-12
♫ Now available on demand for free until 19 Oct 2018 ♫
Sho Kitagawa (#balalaika) & Tomomi Ota (#accordion)
Museum… https://t.co/Z0oOQs8KtM
Belgium in Japan @BelgiumEmbJapan - 2018-10-11
🎨 We are getting so excited about the opening of the „#Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque“ exhibition opening this… https://t.co/nVrpeR4uon
Jepang.net @jepangnet - 2018-10-10
The JT is giving away tickets to 'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque' at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo… https://t.co/g0BxxLOesS
Len Green @pedasigreen_len - 2018-10-10
Moon and Rabbit. Imari Ware, 17th Century. Tokyo National Museum. https://t.co/kk0m16LLwj
Michelle R. Zimmerman, PhD @mrzphd - 2018-10-10
I took this photo at Tokyo National Museum on this day last year. #tokyo #japan #artsed #history https://t.co/MTo6Y18apG
The Japan Times @japantimes - 2018-10-10
The JT is giving away tickets to 'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque' at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo… https://t.co/CsNm4TPY4h
The Japan Times: A&E @japantimes_arts - 2018-10-10
'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque' at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo https://t.co/A8MCDDO6cO
Tomislav Stolar @StolarTomislav - 2018-10-10
If in Tokyo, I highly recommend you go visit National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology! @miraikan It is be… https://t.co/MlVY9IE0jo
UTokyoBiblioPlaza @utokyobiblio - 2018-10-10
Following this new discovery, a joint study was initiated by the National Museum of China and the Historiographical… https://t.co/aSqdorbHBv
artifizz @artifizzorg - 2018-10-09
#art--museum: National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo--#Chiyoda,TokyoPrefecture #Japan (1) https://t.co/J1irqMzMcS
m.fujimoto @mskfuji_1979 - 2018-10-09
Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students 2018 - Tokyo National Museum
【公式】東京国立近代美術館 広報 @MOMAT60th - 2018-10-09
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo is closed for today. Have a nice one !


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