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Research and Information Center

Visitors may browse through books, magazines and b/w and color photograph cards at the Research and Information Center.

Notification of Reopening of the Research and Information Center

The Research and Information Center is restricting visitor numbers.
We recommend making a reservation if you wish to be guaranteed access, as visitors with reservations (up to 15) will be prioritized.
Please note that reservations to the Research and Information Center are separate from the online reservations required to enter the galleries of the Museum.
Prior reservation is required to view rare books and microfilms.

From January 4, 2023 (Wednesday), advance reservations will no longer be required to visit the Research and Information Center.
Prior reservation is required to view rare books and microfilms.
The number of visitors in the reading room will continue to be restricted.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

●Closed on Tuesday, December 27-Tuesday, January 3, 2023, for year-end and New Year holidays.
 
 

 

Hours

Monday-Friday, 10:30-16:00
Monday-Friday, 10:00-16:00(From January 4 (Wednesday), 2023)

 

Requests for books and photocopies are accepted at the counter

10:30-15:00
10:00-15:00(From January 4 (Wednesday), 2023)

Floor Map

Closed

Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, the last day of the month (if this falls on a holiday, the previous working day), and during the year-end and New Year holidays (please ask for specific dates).
Also subject to closure as occasion demands.

Please note that opening hours are different from museum gallery opening hours.

●Closed on Tuesday, December 27-Tuesday, January 3, 2023, for year-end and New Year holidays.

 

Access to the center

Changed from Thursday, September 1, 2011:

  • Visitors only using the Research and Information Center
    Access is via the West gate. Registration is required at the West gate and the Reference Counter. Entry is free of charge. Please note that access to galleries is not available.
  • Visitors from the Main gate Plaza (with entry to the museum galleries)
    Access from the galleries is via the East entrance of the center. Return to the galleries is through the exit-only door. Please note that entry and exit routes are different.

Map
Floor Map

 

Available Materials

Books: Books and magazines (Japanese, Chinese, European), including exhibition catalogues and archaeological reports.

Library Catalogue (OPAC)

 

Photographs: Color and monochrome photographs of arts, crafts, and archaeological findings of Japan, Korea, China, and other Asian countries, mainly from the collections of the Tokyo National Museum.