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Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students 2023


October 7 marks our Cultural Exchange Day. All foreign students studying in Japan will enjoy free admission to our Regular Exhibitions!
Moreover, there will be a range of special events on the day, giving you a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture and traditions.


Overview of Events
Participation is free of charge, though admission tickets are required for those who do not qualify for free admission. Reservations are not required.

Volunteer-guided Gallery Tours of "Highlights of Japanese Art" 【in English】 Venue
Japanese Gallery (second floor)
(1) 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
(2) 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Volunteer-led Presentation on Ceramics【in basic Japanese】 Venue
Education Room, Japanese Gallery (basement)
12:10 p.m.–12:30 p.m.
Volunteer-guided Gallery Tour of Ukiyo-e【in basic Japanese】 Venue
Room 10, Japanese Gallery (second floor)
12:40 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Art Studio: Making Your Own Netsuke Venue
Education Room, Japanese Gallery (basement)
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
(Only for foreign students, ALTs, and one accompanying visitor per person. Registration until 1:30 p.m. However, as this event is limited to the first 50 participants, registration may close earlier.)
*After registration, making your netsuke will take about 10 minutes. Please leave your netsuke with the museum staff, who will then fire it in a kiln. You may collect it from the B1 Education Space between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Auditorium, Heiseikan
(1) 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Doors open at 10:30 a.m.)
(2) 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. (Doors open at 1:00 p.m.)
Note: Both performances will have the same program.
Gallery Tour in Korean:
"The World of Ukiyo-e Depicting Everyday Life"

갤러리 토크(한국어):
서민의 일상을 그린 우키요에의 세계
Room 10, Japanese Gallery (second floor)
본관 10실
Led by
Sangyeon Jung (International Relations)
정상연 (도쿄국립박물관 국제교류실)
11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Gallery Tour in English:
"Introduction to Japanese Swords and Armor"
Room 5, Japanese Gallery (second floor)
Led by
Milosz Wozny (International Relations)
2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.

October 7, 2023 (Sat)
9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
* Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Foreign students studying at a Japanese school, Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs), and an accompanying visitor (limited to one per person) will all enjoy free admission to the museum's Regular Exhibitions. Please present your valid student or ALT ID when entering the museum.
* Special exhibitions require a separate ticketing procedure.

【All other visitors】
Regular Exhibitions: Adults: 1,000 yen; University Students: 500 yen
* Regular admission is free for persons under 18 and over 70. Please show proof of age (driver's license, passport, etc.) when entering.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free of charge along with one attendant. Please show official ID or other documentation.