Famous for: Archaeology, History and Culture, Art Galleries, Museums
Tokyo National Museum is a must visit museum in Tokyo showcasing world's largest collection of Japanese art. The Museum features six galleries showcasing Japanese art, housing artifacts from Egypt to South East Asia, and various paintings.
When to visit:
january - december
Closed : Monday
9:30 - 17:00 : Tuesday - Thursday
9:30 - 20:00 : Friday
9:30 - 18:00 : Sunday, Saturday
Museum is 15 minutes from Ueno Station
Tokyo National Museum (TNM) is the oldest and largest national museum in Japan. TNM is also one of the largest art museums in the world. TNM holds 110,000 objects, which includes 87 Japanese National Treasure holdings and 610 Important Cultural Property holdings.
The main Honkan building exhibiting antique Buddhist statues, painted sliding doors, scrolls, ceramics and maps in addition to cultural items such as masks, costume, armor and weapons among other historical artifacts from 19th century
The Hyokeikan, the oldest building on the grounds, famous for Western-style architecture during the Meiji Period. This building displays temporary exhibitions
The Toyokan building features galleries displaying Asian art and artifacts from China, Korea, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, India and Egypt.
The Heiseikan features exhibitions on ancient Japanese cultures as well as large scale special exhibitions
The Horyuji Homotsukan houses a collection of religious objects consisting mostly of small, intricate statues and copper relief images donated by Horyuji Temple in Nara.
How to Reach - (JR Line) 10 minutes’ walk from Ueno or Uguisudani Station - (Ginza or Hibiya Tokyo Metro Line) 15 minutes' walk from Ueno Station - (Chiyoda Tokyo Metro Line) 15 minutes' walk from Nezu Station - (Keisei Line) 15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station