Tokyo National Museum

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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!

Information

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.

Map

Links

Official English site

Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who lived in New Zealand and Japan for many years. Having traveled across these countries, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel, and also worked at many leading tourism companies in both countries. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association. Those heading to Taiwan should check out his new site, Taiwanna Travel.