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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 at the Tokyo National Museum was closed from February 27, 2020 to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Following the lifting of the state of emergency in the Tokyo metropolitan area, the Center partially reopened with shortened hours on June 2, 2020.

Please note that entry is permitted only with reservations that must be made separately from the online reservations required to enter the galleries of the Museum.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

●From February 15 (Monday) to March 31 (Wednesday), 2021, the Research and Information Center will be open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Telephone, e-mail, and fax services will still be available from Monday to Friday.
 

 

Hours

Monday-Friday,  10:30-16:00

 

Requests for books and photocopies are accepted at the counter

10:30-15:00

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.

●From February 15 (Monday) to March 31 (Wednesday), 2021, the Research and Information Center will be open only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Telephone, e-mail, and fax services will still be available from Monday to Friday.

 

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.

 

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.