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Updated: October 1, 2019
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The world’s first museum created exclusively for exhibiting broadcasting items, the NHK Museum of Broadcasting is located just a short walk from Tokyo Tower and free to enter. The museum is home to around 27,000 items of broadcasting equipment and features exhibits on all four floors.
When you visit, inspect the equipment displays on the first floor before stepping in front of the camera on the second floor’s Experience Broadcast Studio. On the third floor, you’ll find displays covering the history of broadcasting in Japan, while the fourth is dedicated to the Program Library. The library is filled with private booths where you can sit back and watch some of the thousands of NHK programs on file. Most programs will be in Japanese, but watching some of them offers you a fascinating insight into Japanese TV culture.
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