Tokyo National Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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 Museums, History Museums, Family And Kids, Sculpture

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.

Explore Tokyo National Museum and many other attractions like Sensoji Temple in this Tokyo itinerary 4 days.

  • 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.

  • Last entry is at 4:30pm.

  • Train: Keihintouhokulin- Uguisudani Station 
  • Train: JR Yamanote Line – for Ikebukuro / for Ueno

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  • Tokyo National Museum Address: 13-9 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo 110-8712, Japan
  • Tokyo National Museum Contact Number: +81-338221111
  • Tokyo National Museum Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tokyo National Museum Price: 600 JPY
  • Time required to visit Tokyo National Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 67.05% of people who visit Tokyo include Tokyo National Museum in their plan

  • 61.61% of people start their Tokyo National Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Tokyo National Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday

52.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tokyo National Museum

People normally club together Ueno Park and Edo- Tokyo Museum while planning their visit to Tokyo National Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Reasonable size. Plenty of space between the displays and frequent place to sit. There is a dedicated Museum app and it worked well, it knew what room I was in and played the appropriate information. To improve, there could be more information. I don't know much about Japan's history and could have done with some context next to the artifact.

  • This is a truly great museum containing national historical treasures of Japan. If you are interested in the history of Japan and its culture you must visit. The exhibits are unique. Very well displayed, with English explanations but the audio guide is also very useful.

  • A very comprehensive museum of Japanese history and culture. Definitely a must-see if you have time! It includes a building of modern and historical Asian art, another of pieces from the last 400-500 years of Japanese history, and a building of ancient Japanese artifacts such as items buried in tombs. There are many beautiful pieces and descriptions also feature English translations for tourists.

  • Great museum to explore about Japan and southeast Asia's history and arts. There are several buildings inside and apart from the main building which displays Japan's history and arts, there is also one dedicated to southeast and one dedicated to Buddhism. Very comprehensive explanations about Japan and there is no better way to know Japan than starting with its museums !

  • I really like it. The Chinese part is super good. I actually think as long those master pieces are well maintained and presented, it doesn’t matter where they are. Impressed by the carvings of Buddha from China. The Chinese part is way better than British museum, Metropolitan and etc. A must visit

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