Japan’s oldest museum with the largest collection of national treasures and important cultural properties: Tokyo National Museum

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Japan’s oldest museum with the largest collection of national treasures and important cultural properties: Tokyo National Museum

Of all the prefectures of Japan, Tokyo houses the greatest number of national treasures and important cultural properties.
The museum with the largest collection of all—and Japan’s first museum as well—is the Tokyo National Museum.  

The Tokyo National Museum opened in 1872 as the first establishment of its kind in Japan. Japan currently designates 10,476 works of art as national treasures or important cultural properties, of which 2,642 are in Tokyo—the most of any other prefecture. And one of the largest museums is the Tokyo National Museum, housing a collection of more than 110,000 artworks and archaeological objects from Japan as well as other Asian regions, and as many as 700 national treasures and important cultural properties.
The museum is planning a variety of events this year to celebrate the 140th anniversary of its founding. It’s the most recommended place to visit if you’re interested in works of art that have colored the long history of Japan.  

Tokyo National Museum

Address

13-9 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Access

10-min. walk from JR Ueno Station Park Exit / Uguisudani Station South Exit; 15-min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ueno Station / Nezu Station; 15-min. walk from Keisei Line Keisei Ueno Station

Hours

9:30–17:00* To 18:00 on weekends and holidays from April to September; to 20:00 on Fridays during special exhibitions from April to December; closed Mondays (Tuesdays when a Monday falls on a holiday)

Charges

Adults 600 yen / University students 400 yen* Separate charges apply for special exhibitions

Inquiries

03-5777-8600(Hello Dial)

URL

http://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en( External link )

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