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TNM Art Guide

What is TNM Art Guide?

TNM Art Guide is the official guide app for the Tokyo National Museum's cultural exhibits.
Many visitors have used our guides since we introduced them in April 2012, but we have taken this opportunity to update our system and reintroduce it in late March 2020 as TNM Art Guide.

The new-and-improved TNM Art Guide supports four languages: Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. In addition to audio and text breakdowns of our favorite pieces from our current exhibits, you can enjoy theme-specific museum course guides, interactive contents, collecting stamps at stations throughout the museum and more. If you have access to a wireless network, you can even use it from the comfort of your own home.


App features

1.Exhibition room introductions and object explanations

Audio includes descriptions of the exhibition rooms and recommended works on display from the regular exhibitions.
Exhibits with audio guidance are marked with a speaker icon.

2.Search Artwork

Search on the map

Search nearby exhibition rooms

*Cannot be used outside of museum buildings.

Specify a building to search

Search by category

3.Course Guide

Recommended routes through the museum based on a particular theme.

4.Interactive Contents

Tap on the artworks to enjoy and learn more about them.

5.Stamp Challenge

Walk through the museum and answer quizzes to win a prize.




System requirements

Android version
Android OS 8.0 or later

iPhone version
iPhone 7 or later
iOS 11.0 or later

*Functionality is not guaranteed on all devices.

*TNM Art Guide may not function properly due to your device's specific settings, available space, network connection or connection speed, etc.

*TNM Art Guide can be installed on tablets, but use on smartphones is recommended.

Language Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified), Korean
Download URL

Android version

iPhone version

Release March 30, 2020 (ongoing)
Planning/ production
Planning / production: Tokyo National Museum
Development: TANSEISHA Co., Ltd.
Contact Education Programming, Curatorial Planning Dept.



  • ・Always wear earphones inside the museum.
  • ・Works featured on the TNM Art Guide may not always be on display.
  • ・Pay due attention to other visitors and the exhibits when using this app.