Jump to content


VR program "Map of Japan created by Ino Tadataka"

In the Edo period, Tadataka Ino surveyed Japan over a period of 17 years from the ago of 56, and for the first time completed a map of Japan that had been made by taking actual measurements. In order to accurately measure distances, it said that he trained himself ot always walk with the same stride. As a result, the map he produced was so refined that it compares favorably to current satellite photos. Furthermore, he drew his map beautifully like a painting, describing details down to the highways.
How did Tadataka and his team create the elaborate map?
We will use virtual reality to uncover the mystery that surrounds Tadataka Ino's map of Japan, examining a wide range of aspects from the features of his work to his actual surveying methed.

Play in Japanese
Free English voice guide available


October 14, 2015 (Wed) - December 23, 2015 (Wed)   (Every Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun,Holiday)
(Wed, Thu, Fri): 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
(Sat, Sun, Holidays): 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 *Admission starts 5minites prior to screening.
Asian Gallery (Toyokan)-TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater
Running time
about 40 min.
High school students and above: 500yen
*University students and above require a museum admission ticket.
Elementary and junior high school students: 300yen
Pre-school children and persons with disability and one person accompanying them: Free

Regular Exhibition Set Ticket
*Sold only at the front entrance ticket counter
Adults: 1000yen
University students: 800yen
Ticket purchase
In front of the theater or at the front entrance ticket counter
*Admission at the front entrance ticket counter ends 15 minutes prior to screening. Admission at the front of the theater ends at screening time.
03-5405-8686(Hello Dial)

Related Exhibition

  1. Maps of Japan by Ino Tadataka
  2. Japanese Archaeology and Special Exhibition (Heiseikan)-Thematic Exhibition Room
    October 14, 2015 (Wed) - December 23, 2015 (Wed)