Aug 25th
Nov 29th

National Parks of Japan

Stories to Experience

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: National Museum of Nature and Science When: Aug 25th - Nov 29th 2020, 9:00am - 5:00pm

There's no doubt that Japan has a host of incredible natural landscapes to enjoy, and the various national parks across the country are blessed with some of the best. Japan's national parks started back in 1934 with Setonaikai, Unzen, and Kirishima, and those three have expanded into 34 designated national parks today.

A special exhibition running at Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science until November 23rd looks at the various landscapes, environments, and creatures that represent these national parks through paintings, video content, natural specimens, and more. General admission to the event is 630 yen.

Getting there

By Public Transportation:

The National Museum of Nature and Science is located approximately four minutes on foot from Ueno Station’s park exit.

By Private Vehicle:

For those who plan to drive, there is no dedicated parking lot at the museum. Details about paid parking lots in the surrounding area can be found on the official museum website here.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Lynda Hogan 4 months ago
One of Saitama's bragging rights - we are home to the very first ever national park in Japan!! (Shinrin Park aka Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park)
Kim Author 4 months ago
That's cool, I didn't know that! I learn a lot about Saitama from you!