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Established in 1872, the Tokyo National Museum is the oldest Japanese national museum. Its collection of over 110,000 items makes it the largest art museum in Japan and one of the largest art museums in the world. The collection is spread across 6 buildings in Ueno Park –

  • Honkan - the Japanese Gallery showcases Japanese works from 10,000 BC to the 19th century, including Buddhist statues, painted sliding doors, scrolls, ceramics, lacquerware, and maps, along with objects such as samurai clothing, Noh masks, costumes, katana swords, armor, and weapons.
  • Hyōkeikan is the oldest structure in the complex, built in 1909 to commemorate the wedding of Meiji Emperor Taisho who was then Crown Prince. It is the epitome of Western-style architecture during the Meiji Period, and used for temporary exhibitions.
  • Heiseikan houses the Japanese Archaeology Gallery which traces the history of the country from ancient to pre-modern times through excavated finds of Jōmon linear appliqué type pottery, terracotta figurines, Paleolithic tools, burial mounds, and other objects.
  • Hōryū-ji Hōmotsukan - the Gallery of Hōryū-ji Treasures houses 7th-8th century religious objects donated by Horyuji Temple in Nara, such as statues and copper reliefs.
  • Tōyōkan – the Asian Gallery showcases artifacts from the entire continent grouped into 7 regions, namely China, Korea, South Asia, Southeast Asia, India, West Asia, Middle-East and Egypt.
  • The Kuroda Memorial Hall, built by bequest of Western-style painter Kuroda Seiki, showcases 126 oil paintings, 170 drawings, sketchbooks, letters, and other materials relating to the artist.

About Tokyo National Museum

 Japan, 〒110-8712 Tōkyō-to, Taitō-ku, Uenokōen, 13−9

 Nearest Transit: Iriya (Line: (H))

 +81 3-3822-1111

Tokyo National Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile

Sensoji(1.9 km)
Sensoji, also known as Asakusa Kannon, is Tokyo's oldest Buddhist temple that dates back to the 7th century AD.

National Museum of Nature and Science

National Museum of Nature and Science(0.3 km)
The National Science Museum in Tokyo focuses on the living world, with life-sized representations of practically every life form the earth has ever seen, from the blue whale (outside the old building) to hundreds of exotic insects.

Ueno Park

Ueno Park(0.6 km)
Ueno Park, adjacent to the station, is home to most of the attractions in the area, including the Ueno Zoo and a concentration of Japan's best museums.

Ryōgoku Kokugikan

Ryōgoku Kokugikan(2.9 km)
The largest sumo arena in Japan with a capacity for 10,000 spectators, this is where grand tournaments or basho are held in January, May and September, starting on the second Sunday of the month.

Kanda Shrine

Kanda Shrine(2.1 km)
This shrine has a history dating back to the 8th century and had been highly regarded under the Edo shogunate.

Ueno Zoo

Ueno Zoo(0.7 km)
The Ueno Zoo, a part of Ueno Park, is Japan’s oldest zoo and home to over 460 species.

National Museum of Western Art

National Museum of Western Art(0.3 km)
The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo's Ueno Park houses an extensive collection of Western art built around the personal collection of Japanese industrialist Matsukata Kojiro.

Ryogoku Fireworks Museum

Ryogoku Fireworks Museum(2.1 km)

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