Exhibition “Izumo and Yamato the Birth of Ancient Japan”

Tokyo National Museum

poster for Exhibition “Izumo and Yamato the Birth of Ancient Japan”

Ends in 18 days

This special exhibition marks the 1300th anniversary of the early historical text called the Nihon Shoki. The beginning of this text describes Izumo, a place of gods and sacred rites, along with Yamato, a place of governance by Japan’s leaders. This exhibition explores the origins and identity of ancient Japan by displaying the most famous artifacts of Izumo and Yamato.



from January 15, 2020 to March 08, 2020
Open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.


Adults ¥1600, University Students ¥1200, High School Students ¥900, Junior High School Students and under free.

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Closing hour might changed depending on season. On a Public Holiday Monday, the museum is open, but closed on the following Tuesday.


Address: 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
Phone: 03-5777-8600

10 minutes walk from Ueno or Uguisudani Station on the JR Yamanote Line, 15 minutes walk from Ueno Station on the Ginza or Hibiya Lines or 15 minutes walk from Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Line.

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