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Honkan

  • The Honkan is a gallery of Japanese art.
  • Lighting in exhibition rooms is kept low to protect the works.
  • The height of steps between each room is about 1.5cm.
  • One elevator available.
  • Please follow the rules below in order to prevent staining and damaging the exhibits, and to prevent pests and fungus growing, which will harm the exhibits. See Photograph and Other Guidelines for details.
    Do not eat or drink in the exhibition rooms.
    Do not use ballpoint pens, ink pens, or brushes that may mark and damage the exhibits.
    Do not use flash when taking photographs in the exhibition rooms.
    Do not bring large bags, wet umbrellas, or pets (with the exception of guide dogs, service dogs, and hearing assistance dogs) into the exhibition rooms.
  • If you have any questions or need any help, please inform a nearby staff member.

Honkan 1st Floor

  • Exhibits from each field of sculptures, decorative arts and crafts, historical sources and modern art are in room 11 to 18 continuing anticlockwise.
  • Museum shop in 1st floor has a variety of gifts and books.
  • Slopes are located on right and left sides of the front entrance. A slope for wheelchairs is at the left after your entrance.
  • After your entrance, there is an information desk at the left side. There you may receive braille brochures.
  • There is AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) facility at the left side near the entrance.
  • There is an aid station in the entrance hall, also available as a nursing room. Ask staff for your use.
  • Coin-operated lockers are on the right side of the central stairs.
  • Wheelchairs and walking sticks, strollers are available here. (One of them is a wheelchair with height adjustment device.)
  • There is a men’s restroom with a diaper changing place and baby chair.
  • There is a women’s restroom with a diaper changing place and baby chair.
  • There are two restrooms for disabled visitors.
  • Room 19 is an educational space called Green Lion with Tactile map and producing models of artwork.
  • A lounge space between room 15 and 16. Visitors can rest on a couch and view the garden.
  • Please feel free to ask questions. You can find TNM volunteers at Honkan 1st floor entrance hall, room 17, room T4, room 1 in the Honkan 2nd floor and other areas with pink tags and writing communication boards.

 

Honkan 2nd Floor

  • Exhibits from Jomon to Edo periods are chronologically displayed. Your walk is anticlockwise to visit rooms from 1 to 10.
  • There is a men’s restroom with a diaper changing place and baby chair.
  • There is a women’s restroom with a diaper changing place and baby chair.
  • There are two restrooms for disabled visitors.
  • A lounge space between room 15 and 16. Visitors can rest on a couch and view the garden.

 

Honkan basement

 

  • Going down to the basement floor downward stairs are also located behind the central stairs.
  • There is a men’s restroom.
  • There is a women’s restroom.
  • There are two restrooms for disabled visitors with a diaper changing place.
  • Public telephone is located.