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VR program “From Azuchi Castle to Cypress Trees and Nijo Castle”

Following the dream of a world of peace from Azuchi Castle to Nijo Castle

In 1579, the long Sengoku period was coming to an end. Oda Nobunaga finally completed the unprecedented Azuchi Castle and showed the people of the time a brand new world. However, in just three years Nobunaga had been toppled and the castle was burned down, the dream of a new world reduced to ashes…
Let’s go out to see the view that Nobunaga saw in 1579 from the central tower of Azuchi Castle. Then let’s go to 1626’s Nijo Castle to see the peaceful world finally realized 50 years later.
The scenery from Azuchi Castle was unforgettable and came to be passed down to subsequent generations. In this tour, we will visit three locations in pursuit of the dream of this world of peace, handed down from Oda Nobunaga to Toyotomi Hideyoshi and then to the entire Tokugawa Shogun Dynasty: Azuchi Castle, Cypress Trees (folding screen), and Nijo Castle.
So let’s depart – following the guidance of the navigator in the Museum Theater!

*Feel free to use eyeglasses, binoculars, or similar during the tour.

*English audio guide available (free)



September 28, 2016 (Wed) - December 23, 2016 (Fri)   (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
Supervision of
Tokyo National Museum
Production of
Toppan Printing Co.,Ltd.
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.
03-5777-8600(Hello Dial)