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TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater Research and Information Center Azekura Repository Statue of Edward Jenner Kuromon (Black Gate) Demon Tile Kujokan Okyokan Rokusoan Tengoan Shunsoro Heiseikan: Japanese Archaeology and Special Exhibitions Honkan: Japanese Gallery Toyokan (Asian Gallery) Hyokeikan (Temporarily closed) The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures Kuroda Memorial Hall Stone Statue of China Stone statue of Korea Site of Mori Ogai's Office Main Gate Plaza

   

Toyokan

Exhibits Floor Map Restaurant

 

Honkan

Exhibits Floor Map Museum Shop

The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures

Exhibits Floor Map Restaurant

 

Heiseikan

Exhibits Floor Map

Kuroda Memorial Hall

Exhibits Floor Map Café

 

Hyokeikan

Exhibits Floor Map

Research and Information Center

Floor Map

 

The Museum Garden and Teahouses

The Museum Garden and Teahouses Programs by TNM volunteers

Main Gate Plaza

Floor Map Museum Shop

 

 

Other Exhibits

Outdoor Exhibits Yanase Villa (in Tokorozawa, Saitama prefecture)

本館(日本ギャラリー)

Explore the Highlights of Japanese Art exhibition (2nd floor), which traces the history of Japanese art from ancient Jomon times to the Edo period (1603-1868). A must for first-time visitors.
The building is an attraction in itself, and is listed as Important Cultural Property. The Museum Shop is located in the basement level.

Museum Shop

Find gifts and souvenirs, including t-shirts, postcards and other items themed on objects in the museum collection. Exhibition catalogues and other art-related books are also available.

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東洋館

The Toyokan, designed by Taniguchi Yoshiro, was built in 1968 and reopened in January 2013 after refurbishment work. The galleries feature art and artifacts from regions including China, Korea, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, India, and Egypt.

Hotel Okura Yurinoki

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On the first floor, come face-to-face with popular haniwa and dogu figures from Japan's ancient cultures in the Japanese Archaeology gallery.
On the second floor, visit large-scale special exhibitions, of which there are several each year.
Refreshments are available in the open lounge area, also on the first floor.

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The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures ranks together with Nara prefecture's Shosoin Repository as home to one of the oldest and most renowned collections of cultural properties in Japan. The gallery's sleek, contemporary design (by architect Yoshio Taniguchi) adds an extra dimension to the viewing experience. The Hotel Okura Garden Terrace Restaurant is located here.

Hotel Okura Garden Terrace

Open for meals and refreshments.

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Hyokeikan is closed for an undefinite period for maintenance work.

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The Kuroda Memorial Hall galleries are temporarily closed. They are scheduled to reopen in January 2015.

UESHIMA COFFEE SHOP

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Visitors may browse through books, magazines, and b/w and color photograph cards. Copying and reference services are also available. For visitors only using the Research and Information Center, please enter the museum from the West gate. For visitors from the Main gate (with entry to the museum galleries), access is via the East entrance of the center.

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Using the latest in virtual reality technology, the TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater's navigator-guided programs offer close-up encounters with prized cultural properties. Programs are in Japanese only.
*A separate admission is required.

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In addition to the galleries, numerous historic structures and statues are located within the Tokyo National Museum grounds. These include the Kuromon gate and the Azekura Repository, both listed as Important Cultural Property.

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In addition to the galleries, numerous historic structures and statues are located within the Tokyo National Museum grounds. These include the Kuromon gate and the Azekura Repository, both listed as Important Cultural Property.

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In addition to the galleries, numerous historic structures and statues are located within the Tokyo National Museum grounds. These include the Kuromon gate and the Azekura Repository, both listed as Important Cultural Property.

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In addition to the galleries, numerous historic structures and statues are located within the Tokyo National Museum grounds. These include the Kuromon gate and the Azekura Repository, both listed as Important Cultural Property.

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(Clockwise from top left): Officials, Attributed provenance: Pyongyang, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th - 19th century (Gift of Mr. Nitta Aisuke); Officials, From Gangwondo, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th - 19th century; Sheep, From Gangwondo, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th - 19th century

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Lions, Attributed provenance: Beijing, China, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century (Gift of Mr. Nitta Aisuke)

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The Director General’s office of the Imperial Household Museum was located around this spot. Mori Rintaro (Ogai), a famous Japanese literary figure, served as Director General here from 1917 until he died in 1922.

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Originally located in the residence of the Kujo Family within the imperial palace compound in Kyoto, it was relocated to the Kujo Villa in Akasaka, Tokyo, where the family head of the clan used to dwell. The Kujo family donated it to the Museum in 1934, and it was moved to the current location.

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It was built in 1742 as a shoin (study/drawing room) at the Myogen'in temple of the Tendai school of Buddhism in the country of Owari (present day Oharucho, Aichi prefecture). After being relocated to the villa of Masuda Takashi (Donno, 1848-1938) in Shinagawa, Tokyo, it was donated to the Tokyo National Museum in 1933 to be moved to the current location.

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It was built during the Keian era (mid-17th century) within the premises of Jigen'in of the Kofukuji temple in Nara according to a style preferred by Kanamori Sowa (1584-1656). Rokusoan was known as one of the three most representative teahouses in Yamato area, another one being the Hassoan (located in the Nara National Museum compound).

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The teahouse Tengoan was originally built in Rokujizo in Fushimi, Kyoto by the famous tea master Kobori Enshu (1579-1647), who built the teahouse to show people a tea caddy named "Odaimyo", gifted to him by the imperial Hachijo no Miya family.

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 The teahouse Shunsoro was originally constructed as a resting hut by Kawamura Zuigen (1618-1699), the renowned Edo-period merchant and civil engineer, during improvement works of the Settsu Yodogawa River.

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Ticket booths and an information counter are in this building. There is also a Museum shop, which is free to enter

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