On March 10, 1872, when the Museum Bureau of the Ministry of Education held its first exhibition at the Taiseiden Hall of the Yushima Seido Temple, the Tokyo National Museum (Tohaku) was born. In 1882, the museum moved to Ueno Park, where it has remained ever since. The museum not only holds exhibitions, but also puts a great deal of effort into education and cultural promotion through school programs and workshops for parents and children to experience the joy of learning about history and appreciating art.
The museum aims to be the "gateway to Japanese culture" and "the face of Japan" by introducing Japanese traditions and culture to the many foreign visitors to the museum, and since 2013 it has opened the Toyokan and the Main Gate Plaza, rooms 15-19 of the Honkan, Kuroda Memorial Hall, Heiseikan Special Exhibition Room, Archaeology The exhibition rooms, and the Horyuji Treasury Museum, are being renovated. Currently, admission to the museum is by advance reservation online (date and time tickets).
|Address||13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo|
|Business Hour*1||9:30 to 17:00(Admission is 30 minutes before closing)|
|Closed*2||Mondays (open on holidays and closed on the following weekdays), Tuesday, June 9, June 16, June 23, and December 22, and the New Year's holidays (Saturday, December 26, 2020 - Friday, January 1, 2021). The museum may be closed on a temporary basis.|
|Genre*3||Archaeology, history, and Japanese culture in general|
|Entrance Fee*4||Adults ¥620, University Students ¥410, High School Students|
|Access*5||10 minutes walk from Ueno(G16,H17,JK30,JY05,JU02,JJ01,KS01) or Uguisudani(JK31,JY06) Station|
|*1 The last day of an exhibition or event may end early. *2 There are also end-of-year and temporary closures *3 Blanks refer to all genres. *4 Admission prices may vary depending on the event. Check for senior citizens, children and group discounts.*5 The times shown are approximate.|