The museum houses exhibitions of works of art and artifacts from Japan and across the orient. The collection consists of more than 110,000 pieces, including 91 national treasures and more than 600 important cultural assets. The honkan main building (itself an important cultural asset) displays Japanese art and crafts. The Toyokan exhibits oriental art and artifacts from Asia and Egypt. In addition to the Hyokeikan (also an important cultural asset) a building recognized for representing the Western style architecture of the Meiji era and the gate to the Tottori-han Ikeda Family's Edo residence (also an important cultural asset), there is also a Japanese garden on the north side of the main building (only open in Spring and Autumn). Visit requires 3 hours.
15 mins walk from Tokyo Metro Ueno Station or Nezu Station
|Address||13-9 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo|
|Open||9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Admission until 4:30pm)|
|Closed||Closed Mondays (the next business day when a public holiday falls on a Monday); December 28 - January 1; open during Golden Week and Obon holidays in general|