Tokyo National Museum

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Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo National Museum (Photo: Tokyo National Museum, Honkan 2010 – Wiiii / CC BY-SA 3.0)

The Tokyo National Museum is the oldest national museum and largest art museum in Japan, is located directly on Ueno Park and goes back to an exhibition in the Yushima Seido Temple from 1872. As one of the largest art museums in the world, it collects, conserves, repairs and manages a large number cultural artifacts of artistic and archaeological importance from Japan and the Far East.



13-9 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-8712 (Map) (Directions)

Located in

Ueno Park


9:30 - 21:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:30 - 17:00
Thursday 9:30 - 17:00
Friday 9:30 - 21:00
Saturday 9:30 - 21:00
Sunday 9:30 - 17:00
Holidays 9:30 - 17:00

Phone Number



General Amenities

  • Souvenir shop
  • Restroom
  • Nursing rooms
  • Information Counter
  • Coin lockers

Payment Method

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi


Ten minutes' walk from Ueno or Uguisudani Station.

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