110-8712 Tokyo, Taito-ku, Ueno Park 13-9
Visitor information, exhibitions and events
The Tokyo National Museum is the largest and the oldest museum in Japan. It was established in 1872 and is located in Ueno Park, Taito. The museum consists of several buildings:
The Hokan - or Japanese Gallery
The Toyokan - or Asian Gallery
There are restaurants and shops within the museum's premises, as well as outdoor exhibitions and a garden where visitors can enjoy seasonal views.
The museum collects, houses, and preserves a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects of Asia, focusing on Japan. The museum holds over 110,000 objects, which includes 87 Japanese National Treasure holdings and 610 Important Cultural Property holdings (as of July, 2005). The museum also conducts research and organizes educational events related to its collection. The museum's collections focus on ancient Japanese art and Asian art along the Silk Road. There is also a large collection of Greco-Buddhist art.
|Adults: 600 (500) yen|
University Students: 400 (300) yen
High/Junior High/Elementary School Students and persons under 18 and over 70: Free
|( ) indicate prices for those in groups of 20 or more.|
|Special exhibitions require a separate admission fee.|
|Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.|
|Regular admission is free for persons under 18 and over 70. Please show proof of age (driver's license, passport, etc.) when entering.|
|Group rates for regular exhibition apply to adults and students (up to two persons per child) accompanied by children (High school students and younger)|
|Regular Exhibition Pass for Adults aged 65 - 69 (valid for one year from day of issue) |
Free unlimited access to the regular exhibition galleries of the Tokyo National Museum. Annual fee: 2,000 yen. Proof of age (driver's license, passport, etc.) required.
|Free admission to regular exhibitions on International Museum Day (May 18; Since it is a Monday, Tuesday, May 19 will be applicable for 2009), Respect for the Aged Day (the third Monday of September: September 21 for 2009).|
|Free admission to special and regular exhibitions on Thursday, November 12, 2009 (Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Emperor Akihito's Reign)|
|Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students on Saturday, October 3, 2009 (Free Admission for Foreign Students upon Presentation of Your Student ID)|