Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo

Tokyo National Museum - A Quick Overview

Address: 13-9 Uenokoen, Taito, Tokyo 110-8712, Japan

Phone: +81-338221111

Ticket Price: 600 JPY

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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.

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

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
  • Kinmochisho

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Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Reviews

  • A large, beautiful museum that you could easily spend the full day at, and only 620 yen to get in. We also rented the audio guide (English) for 500 yen which was decent. Although I suspect it's better in other languages as in English the guides were per room, as opposed to a specific item. Definitely stop by the gift shop too, as they have really nice postcards and shirts which are all very reasonably priced!

  • An amazing museum with many Japanese treasures. Many signs are in English, and the museum map is available in a variety of languages. The entrance fee is very reasonable, especially if you are a student and show your school id. We only spent a few hours here, but you could easily spend a whole day! The museum gift shop is worth a visit, even though it's a little overpriced.

  • Worth seeing if you have time Chinese, and Indian art, including more than 100 national treasures. The Tokyo National Museum is a nice museum. It is worth the visit if you have time and are interested in Japanese art. We went to see the Samaurai collection, which was good but rather small. We only toured the main building so I can't say much for the entire museum, but the building we saw lacked any signs providing information on history or culture. With only a few days in Tokyo we felt that going here wasn't really worth our time.

  • A must. It's great to get at least some broad strokes of Japan's historical development. Incredible pieces illustrate early chinese and Korean cultural influences. I suggest you try it at the beginning of your visit to Japan (unlike me) and your experience of the country will far richer .

  • Great, family-friendly place. We just visited today amd not only do you get a discount on adult tickets when you bring a baby/child, they also have a very private room if you need to nurse your baby during your visit. I look forward to visiting again soon.

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