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The Tokyo National Museum established in 1872 is the oldest museum in Japan. The number of items in the collection is 117,000 pieces and many objects are registered as a national treasure or an important cultural property. Every displayed piece both in the permanent and special exhibitions is precious. The museum providing knowledge of Japanese culture and traditions and bringing a better understanding is a gateway of Japanese culture. The museum consists of 6 buildings for exhibitions, Honkan (the main building), Heiseikan, Toyokan, Hyokeikan, the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures and Kuroda Memorial Hall. In the Honkan, you can trace the history of Japanese art from ancient Jomon times to the Edo period (1603-1868). In the Japanese Archaeology Gallery of Heiseikan, there are artifacts from the Stone Age to Modern times. In the Toyokan, art and artifacts from China, the Korean Peninsula, and Southeast Asia are displayed. The Museum Garden in the north side of the Honkan is open to public in spring for cherry blossom viewing and in autumn for autumn leaves viewing. You should not miss it, either. A 10-minute walk from the Kouenguchi Exit of JR Ueno Station.

Location Information

  • Address

    13-9, Uenokouen, Taitou-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712

  • Nearest Station
    Ueno Station
    ・ Hokkaido Shinkansen Line
    ・ Tohoku Shinkansen Line
    ・ Akita Shinkansen Line
    ・ Yamagata Shinkansen Line
    ・ Joetsu Shinkansen Line
    ・ Hokuriku Shinkansen Line
    ・ JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
    ・ JR Yamanote Line
    ・ JR Tohoku Main Line
    ・ JR Utsunomiya Line
    ・ JR Takasaki Line
    ・ JR Joban Line
    ・ JR Ueno Tokyo Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
    Park Exit
    10 minutes on foot Keisei Ueno Station
    ・Keisei Main Line
    ・Narita Sky Access
    15 minutes on foot

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  • Hours
    Tuesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm
    Friday 9:30am - 9:00pm
    Saturday 9:30am - 9:00pm
    Sunday 9:30am - 5:00pm
    *Opens if Monday is national or regular holiday, closes on next weekday; closes New Year's holiday*Last admission 30 minutes before closing 
  • Closed
    New Year’s holiday;
    Research and Information Center closed Saturday, Sunday, national holidays, last day of the month (previous day if last day is holiday), and New Year’s holiday; possibility of temporary closures
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