Tokyo National Museum


The Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館) is the first stop for anyone with a keen interest in Japanese history, art, design or fashion. It is the oldest national museum in Japan and has by far the deepest, richest variety of exhibitions. With over 110,000 objects and 87 national treasures, you will need at least a few hours to explore!


Open: 9:30 – 17:00

Cost: Adults 620 yen, Children 410 yen. Free on International Museum Day and Respect for the Aged Day (third Monday of September each year).

How to get there

It is easiest to head to Ueno, then walk though Ueno Park to the museum.



Official English site

Published by Matthew Baxter

Japan travel writer and onsen addict