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Museum Garden is closed today.

Tokyo National Museum is seeking a full-time Translator/Assistant Project Coordinator (limited-term) to be engaged in translation (Japanese / English) and assisting the coordination of international projects for three years, starting from July 1, 2014.
Please see the application information for details. All application materials must be received no later than April 18 (Fri.), 2014.
 

Until the end of March 2014, the Honkan elevators are unavailable owing to construction work. For visitors wishing to use elevators there are alternative elevators. Please ask a member of museum staff for guidance. Room T4 and basement floor are also closed. The museum is sorry for any inconvenience or trouble this causes, and kindly asks visitors for their understanding.

Rooms 15 - 19 on the 1st floor of Honkan will be closed for renewal on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - Monday, April 14, 2014

From December 9, 2013 (Mon) to the end of March 2014, the Honkan elevators are unavailable owing to construction work. Room T4, a part of the rest area on the basement floor, and the public telephones are also closed or unavailable. The museum is sorry for any inconvenience or trouble this causes, and kindly asks visitors for their understanding.

Rooms 1 - 10 (Highlights of Japanese Art) and RoomT1, T2 and The Prince Takamado Collection Room on the 2nd floor of Honkan will be closed for exhibition preparation on Monday, December 9, 2013 - Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Room 8 on the 4th floor of Toyokan will be closed for exhibition preparation on Monday, November 25, 2013 - Monday, December 2, 2013
The construction work at the Honkan main entrance will start in December 9, 2013 and continue, until mid-January 2014. We apologize to visitors for any inconvenience this may cause.
"Kyoto from Inside and Outside: Scenes on Panels and Folding Screens" will be opened until 20:00 (last entry 19:30) on November 23, 24, and 27 - December 1, 2013. (Please note that the Regular Exhibition will be opened until 17:00 except November 29)
Room 8 on the 4th floor of Toyokan will be closed for exhibition preparation on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - Monday, September 30, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013, Hyokeikan reopen to the public as a lounge.
Rooms 12 on the 1st floor of Honkan (Japanese Gallery) will be closed from August 20, 2013 due to the maintenance. It will be closed until further notice.
Rooms 12 on the 1st floor of Honkan (Japanese Gallery) will be closed for maintenance work on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Restoration as soon as open.
Rooms 12 on the 1st floor of Honkan (Japanese Gallery) will be closed for maintenance work on Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Tokyo National Museum will renovate its ticket booths at the Main Gate (the booths will reopen in April 15, 2014). Renovation work will begin in mid-June 2013.

We apologize to visitors for any inconvenience this may cause.

As a part of the renovation work, the statue of Edward Jenner (located to the right of the Main Gate upon entry) will temporarily be placed in storage. From June 19, 2013, until the renovation work is completed, visitors will be unable to view this statue.

Due to facility maintenance, “e-Museum,” “Digital Archives,” and “Image Search” will not be available from 18:00 on June 16 to 9:00 on June 19, 2013. The museum will also be unable to receive e-mails during this period. However, “Library Catalogue Search” will be available as usual.

The museum will be closed on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 for annual facility maintenance. The Research and Information Center will be closed for two days on Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Japanese Archaeology Gallery on the 1st floor of Heiseikan will be closed for exhibition preparation on Monday, June 3, 2013 - Monday, July 8, 2013
The museum is open from Saturday, April 27 to Monday, May 6 (during Golden Week).
Please note that the lounge area of Heiseikan including drink corner will not be available on April 5, 2013.
Guide of Tokyo Museum - Good for Round Tour Ticket of Museum - "GRUTT Pass 2013"

Free or discount entry to 77 facilities in Tokyo.
On Sale: From April 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014.
Validity: 2 months from the date of your first admission (final expiration date will be March 31, 2014)
Price: 2000 Yen
Sales locations: Tokyo National Museum ticket office (during museum hours) and other participating institutions / Tokyo Tourist Information Center (1st floor of the Tokyo Metoropolitan Government Building),LIBRO Ikebukuro,  LIBRO Kichijoji, LIBRO Shiodome SIO-SITE,  LIBRO Chofu, PARCO Book Center Shibuya, Ueno Park Information and other major playguides

Information: "GRUTT Pass" office
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
TEL  03-5610-0051 (weekdays 10:00 - 17:00 / Japanese only)
http://www.rekibun.or.jp/grutto/ (Japanese)