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Tokyo National Museum 東京国立博物館
Tokyo National Museum or TNM was established in 1872, the oldest and largest museum in Japan. Located inside the Ueno Park, Taito ward, Tokyo.
 
The museum’s collections focus on ancient Japanese art and Asian art along the Silk Routes (Silk Roads). There is also a large collection of Greco-Buddhist art.
 
The facilities consist of the Honkan (本館, Japanese Gallery), Tōyōkan (東洋館, Asian Gallery), Hyōkeikan (表慶館), Heiseikan (平成館), Hōryū-ji Hōmotsukan (法隆寺宝物館, the Gallery of Hōryū-ji Treasures), as well as Shiryōkan (資料館, the Research and Information Center) and other facilities.
There are restaurants and shops inside the museums.
 
All information is provided in Japanese, Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, and Spanish.
Photography without flash is permitted unless otherwise indicated.
 
<Admissions>
Adults: 600yen
University Students: 500yen
High/Junior/Elementary school students, persons under 18 and persons over 70: Free
*Special exhibitions require a separate admission fee
 
<Hours>
9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
* Open until 20:00 on Fridays during special exhibition periods basically April - December.
* Open until 18:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays basically April - September.
* Last admission 30 minutes before closing
 
<Access>
[JR Line] 10 minutes from Ueno or Uguisudani Station
[Ginza or Hibiya Tokyo Metro Line] 15 minutes from Ueno Station
[Chiyoda Tokyo Metro Line]15 minutes from Nezu Station
[Keisei Line] 15 minutes from Keisei Ueno Station
 
<Address>
13-9 Ueno Park
Taito-ku
Tokyo
110-8712
Tel: 03-5777-8600
 
<To Eat>
 
In the Tokyo National Museum (TNM) there are 2 gorgeous restaurants.
*The customers only for the restaurants can ask for 1hour free-admission at the reception.
 
Why not enjoy lunch in cultural atmosphere?
 
[Restaurant L’accord]
1st floor, Toyokan
Hours 10:30-Closing time of TNM
 
From the menu (Lunch 2,100 yen)
Today's Soup
Minced Fish Steamed with Seaweed and Roast Beef with Watercress Tempura
Bread or Rice
Assorted Dessert
Coffee or Tea
 
 
[Hotel Okura Garden Terrace]
1st floor, The gallery of Horyuji Tresures
Hours 11:00-Closing time of TNM
Tel 03-3827-7600
 
From the menu (Lunch Plate 1,980 yen)
Today's Fish Poler -Ravigote Sauce-
Bread or Rice
Coffee or Tea
  
© 2009 Yumiko Kato
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