“Tokyo National Museum” in Taito-ku, Tokyo is Japan’s oldest museum aimed at collecting, storing and exhibiting cultural properties of Japan and the Orient.
There are more than 110,000 collections including more than 80 national treasures and over 600 important cultural assets in the “Tokyo National Museum” consisting of 5 exhibition halls and museums. Not all of these collections are exhibited, but exhibition changes are held every Monday, which is a closed holiday. Therefore, no matter when you go, you will find new discoveries and you will not get bored.
In order to appreciate the work, fine designs such as lighting, exhibition composition, exhibition case etc are done. Since there are several exhibition panels explaining the exhibits, it has become possible to enjoy even people who have never been to the museum so much.
“Japanese Gallery” (Honkan) introduces the history of Japanese art and culture by exhibition. At 1F, crafts and sculptures are displayed by genre. You can also see the skills and unusual items of Japanese ancient craftsmanship. A museum shop is also set up here.
“Asian Gallery” (Toyokan) you can see exhibits of Asian art, especially Oriental art. It is based on the concept of travel around Oriental art, art, crafts and archeology such as China’s huge stone Buddha, Egyptian mummies, bronze ware, China, Korea Peninsula, Southeast Asia, Western Region, India, Egypt etc are exhibited.
In addition, it is a theme park of Japanese art full of highlights that can not be seen in one day, such as the garden changing facial expressions by the four seasons. If you try to see everything, it will be insufficient in a day, so please make sure to visit after setting the priorities such as the exhibition you want to see. How about trying the history of Japan and the Orient at the “Tokyo National Museum” which has been devised to enjoy even those who have not been interested in arts and archeology until now?
The Tokyo National Museum is a museum with the longest history in Japan. It does business such as collection and storage, the restoration, the exhibition, the research and the educational spread, about cultural assets of the fine arts and the archaeology which range over Asia regions widely centering on Japan.
The number of the collections of the Tokyo National Museum is about 116,000 (88 national treasures, 634 important cultural properties). The quality and the amount of the collection are the best of Japan.
A valuable cultural asset is always being exhibited at 6 pavilions. Moreover, the lecture and the workshop, etc. relevant to it are held. A reference library, a restaurant and a museum shop are also in the site. In a rich green garden, you can enjoy the coloring for every season.
In the Tokyo National Museum, there are five halls of the main building, the Heisei hall, the Oriental hall, Horyu-ji Treasure House, and Hyokei-kan. There are outdoor exhibition and a garden, and there is Kuroda memorial hall in the other side around a street.
The main building is the building at the front of the main gate, and is designated as the important cultural property.
The main building is the gallery of Japanese fine arts, and there are the exhibition rooms for every genres, such as a sword, ceramic ware, lacquer work, in the first floor. On the second floor, the showpiece is exhibited along with the current of the times from Jomon and the Yayoi age to the Edo period.
Moreover, the Japanese garden and five tearooms centering on the pond are on the reverse side of the main building. There is the thatch roof building etc. in this garden, so you can feel being wrapped with time-slipped to the old time.
It is the place exactly good for taking a walk.
|Name:||Tokyo National Museum|
|Address:||Uenokoen 13-9 Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712 Japan|
|Access:||JR Yamanote-sen Line “Ueno-eki Station” (10 minutes walk)|
|Price:||620 yen (Adult)|
410 yen (University or College Student)
Free (High School Student or Under)
Please refer the official web page.