Visitors may browse through books, magazines and b/w and color photograph cards at the Research and Information Center.
| Notification of the Research and Information Center
Advance reservations are no longer required to visit the Research and Information Center.
However, please note that we are limiting the number of visitors allowed in the reading room.
Prior reservation is required to view rare books and microfilms.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
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.
Changed from Thursday, September 1, 2011:
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.
Reference Desk of the Research and Information Center, Tokyo National Museum
Email: lib-ref_tnm@ (add “nich.go.jp” after the @ mark)