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.
- 13-9 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
- 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Open until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
- Admission Fee
- 620 yen (regular fee), Special exhibitions require a separate admission fee
- 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
- Tokyo Tourist Information Center Keisei Ueno Branch Tourist Information Offices Tokyo Tourist Information Center Keisei Ueno Branch
- Ueno Zoo Zoological & Botanical Gardens, Aquariums Ueno Zoo
- Ueno-onshi-koen Park Japanese Gardens & Parks Ueno-onshi-koen Park
- Ameya-yokocho Market Places for Shopping Ameya-yokocho Market
- Yushima Tenman-gu Shrine Shrines, Temples & Churches Yushima Tenman-gu Shrine
- Kan'ei-ji Temple Shrines, Temples & Churches Kan'ei-ji Temple
- Kokuritsu Seiyo Bijutsukan (The National Museum of Western Art) Museums Kokuritsu Seiyo Bijutsukan (The National Museum of Western Art)
- Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (National Science Museum) Museums Kokuritsu Kagaku Hakubutsukan (National Science Museum)