Tokyo National Museum

Founded in 1872, the Tokyo National Museum has the longest history of any museum in Japan. The museum collects, stores, restores, exhibits, conducts research and education on a wide range of cultural properties, including Japanese and Oriental art and archaeology. 
In the comprehensive cultural exhibition, about 3,000 items from the museum's collection and deposited items, including works of art (including national treasures and important cultural properties), historical materials, and archaeological artifacts, are displayed at all times, and the exhibits are regularly changed 300 to 400 times a year.
 There are six exhibition halls in total. The main building (Japan Gallery) displays Japanese art, the Toyokan (Asian Gallery) displays Oriental art, and the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures displays treasures donated by Horyuji Temple. The Heiseikan has a gallery of Japanese archaeological artifacts on the first floor and a gallery dedicated to special exhibitions on the second floor. The Heiseikan also houses the Kuroda Memorial Hall, which displays the works of Western-style painter Seiki Kuroda. The Hyokeikan is open only during special exhibitions and events.





Disabled access

Closed on Monday
Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed during the New Year holidays.
FeeAdults ¥1000; University Students ¥500; High School Students and Under, Under 18s and Seniors 70 & Over free. Special Exhibition Fees may be charged separately.

Location: 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712

Phone050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)

10 minute walk from the Koen exit of JR Ueno Station, 13 minute walk from the Main exit of Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei line, 15 minute walk from exit 7 at Ueno Station on the Ginza and Hibiya lines.