Tokyo National Museum


The Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館) is the first stop for anyone with a keen interest in Japanese history, art, design or fashion. It is the oldest national museum in Japan and has by far the deepest, richest variety of exhibitions. With over 110,000 objects and 87 national treasures, you will need at least a few hours to explore!


Open: 9:30 – 17:00

Cost: Adults 620 yen, Children 410 yen. Free on International Museum Day and Respect for the Aged Day (third Monday of September each year).

How to get there

It is easiest to head to Ueno, then walk though Ueno Park to the museum.



Official English site

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.