Tokyo National Museum

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13-9 Ueno Park, Ueno, Japan - 81-(3)-5405-8686
Tokyo National Museum - Honkan of the Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo National Museum - Entrance ticket
Tokyo National Museum - Tokyo National Museum booklet
Tokyo National Museum - 3 museums: Honkan (left, Toyokan (middle) and Heiseikan (right)
Tokyo National Museum - 2 museums: Horyuji Homotsukan (left) and Koykeikan (right)
Tokyo National Museum - Horyuji Homotsukan booklet
Tokyo National Museum - Exposition photo

Tokyo National Museum Ueno Reviews

Airportman Airportm…
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Museum that's located in 5 buildings, instead of one Jul 13, 2000
I'm not a frequent museum visitor, but I did visit this one with 4 other members from my group. Now, normally I thought that a museum is one big building to wander around in. But the Tokyo National Museum is actually in 5 different buildings with various collections. We visited 3.

The Honkan Building had the collection of japanese arts. We saw on 2 floors exhibitions that featured calligraphy, paintings, ceramics, lacquer ware, textiles, arms & armor, sculptures and metal work of throughout the years.

The Horyuji Homotsukan Building had the collection of the Horyuji Treasures. On 2 floors we also calligraphy, paintings, masks, wooden & lacquer ware, textiles, statues and metal work. But only those treasures.

The Hyokeikan Building was built as a memorial for the marriage of the Meiji Crown Prince. Currently it houses the asian art & antiquities that were once housed in the Toyokan Building, This building is now closed.

There was also the Heiseikan Building, but we didn't visited that one due to lack of time. For more information check out the website:

Entrance price for an adult ticket is 600 yen (around 5,50 euro or around 8 US dollars). If you like museums, then I can recommend the Tokyo National Museum, to spend several hours and visit the various exhibitions.
Honkan of the Tokyo National Museum
Entrance ticket
Tokyo National Museum booklet
3 museums: Honkan (left, Toyokan (…
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sylviandavid says:
thanks for this review... It sounds like an extensive collection of just about everything...
Posted on: Aug 14, 2011
Airportman says:
You're welcome!
Posted on: Aug 14, 2011
andreamylesa says:
Sounds massive. Thanks for the review:)
Posted on: Aug 14, 2011
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