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Tokyo National Museum

tokyo national museum

Established 1872, the Tokyo National Museum is the oldest and largest museum in Japan. Displays include Japanese and Asian antiquities, as well as archeological remains. Only a portion of the museum’s collection is displayed at any one time.

The museum has four galleries:

Honkan (Japanese Gallery): Provides a general view of Japanese art including sculpture, ceramics, and laquerware.

Toyokan (Asian Gallery): Dedicated to art and antiquities of Asia, including those from China, the Korean peninsula, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, and Egypt.

Heiseikan (Japanese Archaeology): Japanese history through the Archaeological objects from several thousand B.C. up to late 19th century.

The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures: A group of buddhist art treasures originally donated to the Imperial family by the Horyuji temple

The Museum is located in Ueno Park where several other museums are located including:
National Museum of Western Art
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
National Science Museum

Times and Prices
tbc (Extra Fees for special exhibitions)
Tues – Sun 09:30 – 17:00 (later for special exhibitions)

13-9 Ueno Park
Taito-ku, Tokyo,110-8712, Japan
TEL. 03-3822-1111

How to Get There
Ueno Station (Approx. 10 Minute walk)

External Link
Tokyo National Museum

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