Special Exhibition

Celebrating the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Shosoin: Essential Treasures of Ancient Japan Passed Down by the Imperial Family

In celebration of the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor, the Museum will hold a special exhibition featuring culturally significant pieces from the formative Asuka and Nara periods (593–794). Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view the Shosoin Treasures and the Horyuji Treasures together in a single exhibition hall.

Special Planning

Special Thematic Exhibition; Sacred Images of Ancient Japan: Buddhist Sculptures from Four Temples in Nara

The Four Great Temples of Yamato (now Nara prefecture) are Okadera, Murouji, Hasedera and Abe Monjuin. The Buddhist sculptures displayed here were borrowed from the Four Great Temples. They are not only excellently sculpted images, but a lso provide a fascinat ing gl impse into early developments in the Buddhist culture of the Four Great Temples of Yamato.

Family Gallery:

Samurai Mania! Explore Japanese Armor at TNM

This exhibition features actual samurai armor alongside modern reproductions of the armor’s individual components. Visitors will be able to closely examine each part of samurai armor.

Event

Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum: Asia in Love

This year’s theme for Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum is love.For this thematic exhibition, we have selected ancient works from the Mediterranean to East Asia that reveal to us how people there perceived love.

Special Planning

Commemorating 30 Years of Conservation Projects Supported by the Sumitomo Foundation: Special Thematic Exhibition: New Life for Timeless Art

An impressive number of Buddhist statues have survived to modern times in Japan. In mountainous and rural regions, traditions venerating Buddhist statues attest to the importance these statues held for local communities. This exhibition will present Buddhist statues that have been cherished and handed down by such communities, including those affected by The Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) and The Noto Hanto Earthquake (2007).

Special Exhibition

Celebrating the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Shosoin: Essential Treasures of Ancient Japan Passed Down by the Imperial Family

Special Planning

Special Thematic Exhibition; Sacred Images of Ancient Japan: Buddhist Sculptures from Four Temples in Nara

Family Gallery:

Samurai Mania! Explore Japanese Armor at TNM

Event

Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum: Asia in Love

Special Planning

Commemorating 30 Years of Conservation Projects Supported by the Sumitomo Foundation: Special Thematic Exhibition: New Life for Timeless Art

Special Exhibition
Special Exhibition
Celebrating the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Shosoin: Essential Treasures of Ancient Japan Passed Down by the Imperial Family

UpcomingCelebrating the Enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor Shosoin: Essential Treasures of Ancient Japan Passed Down by the Imperial Family

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries October 14, 2019 (Mon)-November 24, 2019 (Sun)

In celebration of the enthronement of His Majesty the Emperor, the Museum will hold a special exhibition featuring culturally significant pieces from the formative Asuka and Nara periods (593–794). Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view the Shosoin Treasures and the Horyuji Treasures together in a single exhibition hall.

Special Planning
Special Planning
Special Thematic Exhibition; Sacred Images of Ancient Japan: Buddhist Sculptures from Four Temples in Nara

Special Thematic Exhibition; Sacred Images of Ancient Japan: Buddhist Sculptures from Four Temples in Nara

Honkan Room 11 June 18, 2019 (Tue)-September 23, 2019 (Mon)

The Four Great Temples of Yamato (now Nara prefecture) are Okadera, Murouji, Hasedera and Abe Monjuin. The Buddhist sculptures displayed here were borrowed from the Four Great Temples. They are not only excellently sculpted images, but a lso provide a fascinat ing gl impse into early developments in the Buddhist culture of the Four Great Temples of Yamato.

Family Gallery:
Family Gallery:
Samurai Mania! Explore Japanese Armor at TNM

Samurai Mania! Explore Japanese Armor at TNM

Honkan Room T2 July 17, 2019 (Wed)-September 23, 2019 (Mon)

This exhibition features actual samurai armor alongside modern reproductions of the armor’s individual components. Visitors will be able to closely examine each part of samurai armor.

Event
Event
Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum: Asia in Love

Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum: Asia in Love

Toyokan September 10, 2019 (Tue)-October 14, 2019 (Mon)

This year’s theme for Journey through Asia at the Tokyo National Museum is love.For this thematic exhibition, we have selected ancient works from the Mediterranean to East Asia that reveal to us how people there perceived love.

Special Planning
Special Planning
Commemorating 30 Years of Conservation Projects Supported by the Sumitomo Foundation: Special Thematic Exhibition: New Life for Timeless Art

UpcomingCommemorating 30 Years of Conservation Projects Supported by the Sumitomo Foundation: Special Thematic Exhibition: New Life for Timeless Art

Honkan Room T4 & T5 October 1, 2019 (Tue)-December 1, 2019 (Sun)

An impressive number of Buddhist statues have survived to modern times in Japan. In mountainous and rural regions, traditions venerating Buddhist statues attest to the importance these statues held for local communities. This exhibition will present Buddhist statues that have been cherished and handed down by such communities, including those affected by The Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) and The Noto Hanto Earthquake (2007).

Open until 17:00
Open until 18:00
Open until 21:00
Special Hours
Closed

News

The Museum will be open until 22:00 on September 20 and 21 in connection with an outdoor film screening. The restaurant "Yuri no Ki," located in the Museum, will close at 19:00.

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Admissions

Adults: 620 (520) yen,University Students: 410 (310) yen
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