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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


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Indrani Nayar-Gall @indranigall - 2018-06-20
Finally Japan happened - day 2 Tokyo national museum. Make sure to stop for lunch at the museum restaurant. Great food at a great price.
Indrani Nayar-Gall @indranigall - 2018-06-20
More from day 2, Tokyo national museum and a nearby temple with a connection to Hiroshima
Jepang.net @jepangnet - 2018-06-20
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T74 @Vaghezzia - 2018-06-20
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The Japan Times @japantimes - 2018-06-20
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The Japan Times: A&E @japantimes_arts - 2018-06-20
‘Michelangelo and the Ideal Body’ at The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo https://t.co/wciIPAgi9z
The Japan Times: A&E @japantimes_arts - 2018-06-20
‘The Collection of the National Museum of Ethnology: Shell Road’ at The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama https://t.co/DfeblRnjMy
YOSHIHIRO @tkhs1975 - 2018-06-20
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cyriloberlander @cyriloberlander - 2018-06-20
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Candi @candi3811 - 2018-06-19
QT >> ‘The Collection of the National Museum of Ethnology: Shell Road’ https://t.co/ZNmP0RfN4A https://t.co/ux8hKE7nBq
Chris Stocker @christocker1984 - 2018-06-19
A quartet of massive molluscs. Three cool #cephalopods and a boring #bivalve #molluscmonday all in The National Mus… https://t.co/I7dFAW8fBn
Deva McLean, M.A. @devamclean - 2018-06-19
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HUMA3 @HUMA3 - 2018-06-19
Artist Matta-Clark is celebrated for the first time Asia with a full-scale retrospective at The National Museum of… https://t.co/ulUa74dPWa
Harold Films @Haroldfilmsph - 2018-06-19
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PalaeozoicJapan @PalaeozoicJapan - 2018-06-19
#Microfossilmonday with The oldest #JapanFossils some Ordovician conodonts from central Honshu contrasting with som… https://t.co/6WmXR2Xaul
PalaeozoicJapan @PalaeozoicJapan - 2018-06-19
#meiofaunamonday this ones for Tom Harvey if you’re following. A lorra lorra #Loriciferan love in the National Muse… https://t.co/IK1UqQYl0X
PalaeozoicJapan @PalaeozoicJapan - 2018-06-19
Brilliant #trilobite section of the National Museum of Science and Nature in #Tokyo models of trilobites and other… https://t.co/h8PjcG4UK5
TSMof Asian Cultures @AsianMuseum - 2018-06-19
Did you know that we have Japanese kimonos, porcelains, a rickshaw and even crafts from Tokyo's National Museum of… https://t.co/J8TXuZ5WpM
Yazunuri Hanya @onewhiteblossom - 2018-06-19
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蓬田修一 @yomo_shu1 - 2018-06-19
Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo https://t.co/MTWWQQr3uf
🌀baufinanciaphaster @bauhiniacapital - 2018-06-19
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After6Tokyo @After6Tokyo - 2018-06-18
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Japan Objects @JapanObjects - 2018-06-18
@meyerslemon The National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo has an exhibition on right now with some pieces by Etsuko Tashima.
⛧ crumch @zerazukin - 2018-06-18
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【公式】東京国立近代美術館 広報 @MOMAT60th - 2018-06-18
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo is closed for today. Have a nice one !
Elnura Baiaman @Studentkg - 2018-06-17
Looking at Claud Monet's lilies. National museum of western art, Tokyo https://t.co/mVZtSintD5
Justin Leeper だよ! @JustinLeeper_yo - 2018-06-17
@Kojima_Hideo Tokyo National Museum is great!
PalaeozoicJapan @PalaeozoicJapan - 2018-06-17
#CetaceanSunday @whaledentist blue whale replica outside Tokyo national museum of nature and science. #JPal18 https://t.co/DOtXo5sUhV
ぐーたん @NxaZt - 2018-06-17
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Susanna Caetani @OnlyMaestros - 2018-06-16
Tokyo NATIONAL Museum 14.06.2018


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