Tokyo Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan (Tokyo National Museum)
Tokyo Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan (The Tokyo National Museum) collects and exhibits important cultural items from Japan and other countries in the Far East, and currently houses a huge collection of 89,000 items, including almost 100 designated National Treasures and over 500 Important Cultural Properties. The building itself is of historical significance, and has also been called the museum of art museums and museum architecture. The Main Hall exhibits Japanese art and archaeological relics by category, as well as items of craftwork. The Far East Hall displays artworks and archaeological relics from Asia, Egypt and other parts of the world. The Horyu-ji Treasure Hall houses some 300 treasures from the famous temple in Nara, dating from the 7th and 8th centuries. Special exhibitions on particular themes are also held from time to time, as well as exhibitions of items from other fields.
Address: 13-9 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Admission Fee: 600 yen (regular fee)
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday), New Years holidays (Dec. 28-Jan. 1)'
[Rail]JR Tokyo Stn. / Yamanote Line / 6-min. ride / Ueno Stn. / 5-min. walk