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  • Honkan(Japanese Gallery)

    Honkan(Japanese Gallery)

    Explore the Highlights of Japanese Art exhibition (2nd floor), which traces the history of Japanese art from ancient Jomon times to the Edo period (1603-1868). A must for first-time visitors.
    The building is an attraction in itself, and is listed as Important Cultural Property. The Museum Shop is located in the basement level.

    Museum Shop

    Find gifts and souvenirs, including t-shirts, postcards and other items themed on objects in the museum collection. Exhibition catalogues and other art-related books are also available.

    Museum Shop
  • Heiseikan(Japanese Archaeology and Special Exhibition)

    Heiseikan(Japanese Archaeology and Special Exhibition)

    On the first floor, come face-to-face with popular haniwa and dogu figures from Japan's ancient cultures in the Japanese Archaeology gallery.
    On the second floor, visit large-scale special exhibitions, of which there are several each year.
    Refreshments are available in the open lounge area, also on the first floor.

  • Toyokan(Asian Gallery)

    Toyokan(Asian Gallery)

    The Toyokan, designed by Taniguchi Yoshiro, was built in 1968 and reopened in January 2013 after refurbishment work. The galleries feature art and artifacts from regions including China, Korea, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, India, and Egypt.

    Hotel Okura Yurinoki

    Restaurant & Café
  • The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures

    The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures

    The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures ranks together with Nara prefecture's Shosoin Repository as home to one of the oldest and most renowned collections of cultural properties in Japan. The gallery's sleek, contemporary design (by architect Yoshio Taniguchi) adds an extra dimension to the viewing experience. The Hotel Okura Garden Terrace Restaurant is located here.

    Hotel Okura Garden Terrace

    Open for meals and refreshments.

  • Kuroda Memorial Hall

    Kuroda Memorial Hall

    See the works of Kuroda Seiki, renowned as one of Japan's earliest Western-style painters. Renewal on January 2, 2015.


  • Hyokeikan


    Hyokeikan is closed for an undefinite period for maintenance work (open only for special exhibitions and events).

  • Research and Information Center

    Research and Information Center

    Visitors may browse through books, magazines, and b/w and color photograph cards. Copying and reference services are also available. For visitors only using the Research and Information Center, please enter the museum from the West gate. For visitors from the Main gate (with entry to the museum galleries), access is via the East entrance of the center.

  • Main Gate Plaza

    Main Gate Plaza

    Ticket booths and an information counter are in this building. There is also a Museum shop, which is free to enter.

    Floor Map
  • The Museum Garden and Teahouses

    The Museum Garden and Teahouses

    A large garden on the north side of the Japanese Gallery (Honkan) adds seasonal colors to the Tokyo National Museum. Be sure to visit the garden in addition to the galleries when you come to the Museum. The five historic teahouses in the garden can be booked for tea ceremonies and other events, such as haiku gatherings.

    The Museum Garden and Teahouses
  • Outdoor Exhibits 

    Outdoor Exhibits 

Yanase Villa (in Tokorozawa, Saitama prefecture)

Yanase Villa (in Tokorozawa, Saitama prefecture)

This villa in Tokorozawa, Saitama prefecture, was a former country residence of Matsunaga Yasuzaemon (Jian). Since his donation of the premises to the Museum in March 1948, the villa as well as other site utilities underwent many repairs and developments.

Yanase Villa (in Tokorozawa, Saitama prefecture)