Tokyo National MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 13-9 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo 110-8712, Japan
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-338221111
- Ticket Price: 600 JPY
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids, Sculpture
About Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo
The Tokyo National Museum is the oldest museum in Japan. It was built in 1872 in the Ueno Garden. This museum has a vast breadth of artifacts from different periods of history in Japan. From Buddhism to Samurai to Noh (traditional theater), they have art and sculpture to leave you mesmerized. Not just history but modern art also has a special place at the museum. The museum is divided into section related to potter, the art of sword-making and sculpture among others. They have artifacts from around Asia that have influenced Japan and Japanese culture on the whole. A section on native ancient history is also a wonderful treasure. They also have short exhibitions with traveling exhibits to showcase different eras of history. Japan is an old culture and visit to this museum will grant you a new perspective into the lives of the Japanese.
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Tokyo National Museum Information
- Dress in semi-formals. Do not wear loud colours or jewelry as it can disturb other patrons.
- Wear comfortable shoes because standing for long periods of time is expected.
- They do have a souvenir shop to buy gifts.
- This place is closed on Mondays.
Tokyo National Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Last entry is at 4:30pm.
How To reach Tokyo National Museum by Public Transport
- Train: Keihintouhokulin- Uguisudani Station
- Train: JR Yamanote Line – for Ikebukuro / for Ueno
Restaurants Near Tokyo National Museum
- Restaurant Museuon
- Honjin Soba
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tokyo National Museum
95% of people who visit Tokyo include Tokyo National Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
54.69% of people start their Tokyo National Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Tokyo National Museum
68.03% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tokyo National Museum
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Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Reviews
The exhibits cover a range of Japanese history from prehistoric to modern times. Of special note is the large range of weaponry (katanas etc) and the face masks. The lacquer works and Buddhist statues are also impressive. If these are not your thing, the grounds are great to wander around and quite picturesque. Admission is fairly cheap at 620 yen. Easy to spend half a day here.
For six dollars a person you cannot go wrong with spending a few hours wondering the exhibit halls of this museum. There are free lockers, well with a 100 yen returnable deposit, for your bags at the entrance so that you can walk around unhindered by your belongings. Take the time to soak in some of the Japanese culture and make ample use of the chairs throughout to reset your feet. Great place to take a few hours of down time and rest from walking around the other parks and roads in Tokyo.
A beautiful museum with a rich history. I suggest arriving well before 5 - I got there at 3 and the last two hours were not nearly enough. The gift shop is also quite well stocked - if you're running out of time, as I was, you can buy the catalogs for some of their special exhibitions for about $25 USD each, and peruse the works at your leisure at home.
If you're at all interested in the history or culture of Japan, this place is a must visit. Covering the most early known eras/artifacts up to relatively modern art, the structure and pacing of the museum is just right. The gift shop also has a nice selection, and there's a zoo and neat park just outside the doors!
Pretty good and extensive historical collection. I particularly liked the mask collection worn by actors in plays. Almost worth the entry fee alone for the pretty garden!