The Hyokei-kan is part of the Tokyo National Museum. This building is designated as an Important Cultural Property as a representative example of Western-style architecture of Read more [...]
Tokyo National Museum, frequently referred to as TNM, is the top museum in Japan and exhibits fine Japanese artifacts including pre-historical ones, plus other artifacts 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 Tokyo National Museum is 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 Treasures 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.