Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo National Museum (TNM) began in 1872 with an exposition held at the Yushima Seido Confucian shrine in Tokyo. It has the longest history among all museums in Japan. TNM collects, preserves, restores and displays art, archaeological objects and other cultural properties from Japan and across Asia. The museum also conducts research into these properties and promotes understanding of them through educational activities.
The TNM collection comprises around 114,000 items, including 87 National Treasures and 633 Important Cultural Properties (as of March 2014). It is the best collection of cultural properties in Japan in terms of both quality and number. The Regular Exhibition galleries exhibit about 4,000 of these works at any given time.
Address: 13-9 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Hours open to visitors: 9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
Admission Fee: 620 yen (regular fee), Special exhibitions require a separate admission fee
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following day), Year-end holidays (Dec. 24, 2014 - Jan. 1, 2015)
[Rail]JR Tokyo Stn. / Yamanote Line / 8-min. ride / Ueno Stn. / 10-min. walk