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 Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids, Sculpture

Tokyo National Museum - Review

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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Tokyo National Museum

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Tokyo National Museum

  • 67.29% 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

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Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo Reviews

  • I really like it. The Chinese part is super good. I actually think as long those master pieces are well maintained and presented, it doesnโ€™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

  • Nice place to visit if you want to view some cultural objects form Japan and Asia. The price was just 610 yen for adults. There are several buildings inside that offer both the permanent exhibit and some time limited ones. Taking pictures is allowed with the exception of some pieces that will be marked with no photos allowed. If you ever are close to Ueno park pay this place a visit.

  • 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 !

  • ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ If you are a tourist our just want to experience Japanese history, you need to come here! The garden is amazing and relaxing ๐Ÿž. The artifacts are beautiful to look at. There's also a lot of interactive exhibits for kids. I'm also guilty of saying we spent a lot of time in the gift shop, but that's because they had a lot to offer. Overall, as amazing and cultural experience!

  • The museum consists of several buildings each of which are very interesting to look round, we easily spent most of our day there and could probably go again. Unlike most Japanese museum's (from my experience at least) you didn't even need an audio guide as everything was described and signed in English as well as Japanese. The restaurant was also very good; the price was maybe slightly above average but the food (and service) were definitely worth it.

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