TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM
Tokyo National Museum, frequently referred to as TNM, is the top museum in Japan and exhibits fine Japanese artefacts including pre-historical ones, plus other artefacts from Asia. The collection consists of over 110,000 objects including 87 National Treasures, 610 Important Cultural Properties and 12,500 years old Japanese pottery. In addition Tokyo National Museum frequently holds special exhibitions of art works from Japan and around the world. The museum displays are spread across five buildings: Honkan (Japanese Gallery), Toyokan (Asian Gallery), Hyokeikan (special events and exhibitions), Heiseikan (special exhibitions and Japanese Archaeology Gallery) and Horyu-ji Homotsukan (Horyu-ji Tresures Gallery). Tokyo National Museum opened in 1872 and was the first official museum in Japan, however it did not move to its current location within Ueno Park until 1882.
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo National Museum - Toyokan Building
Tokyo National Museum - Hyokei-kan Building
Tokyo National Museum - Heisei-kan Building
Tokyo National Museum - Gallery of Horyuji Treasures
9:30 to 17:00 (last entrance 30 minutes before closing) Extended hours during some special exhibitions. Closed most Mondays and other days for maintenance.
620 Yen (excludes special exhibitions)
13-9 Ueno Park, Ueno District, Taito Ward, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture.
15 minute walk from Ueno Station
Official Web Site: www.tnm.jp/?lang=en
Tokyo National Museum Map including surrounding attractions.
Author: Craig Fryer