Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Kanto / Tokyo Prefecture / Tokyo / Taito / Uenokoen / Kuroda Memorial Hall
The Tokyo National Museum, or TNM, established in 1872, is the oldest Japanese national museum, the largest art museum in Japan and one of the largest art museums in the world. The museum collects, houses, and preserves a comprehensive collection of art works and archaeological objects of Asia, focusing on Japan. The museum holds over 110,000 objects, which includes 87 Japanese National Treasure holdings and 610 Important Cultural Property holdings (as of July 2005). The museum also conducts research and organizes educational events related to its collection.For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Tokyo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kuroda Memorial Hall and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
The museum is located inside Ueno Park in Taitō, Tokyo. The facilities consist of the,,, as well as, and other facilities. There are restaurants and shops within the museum's premises, as well as outdoor exhibitions and a garden where visitors can enjoy seasonal views.
The museum's collections focus on ancient Japanese art and Asian art along the Silk Road. There is also a large collection of Greco-Buddhist art.
All information is provided in Japanese, Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, and Spanish.
The museum came into being in 1872, when the first exhibition was held by the Museum Department of the Ministry of Education at the Taiseiden Hall. This marked the inauguration of the first museum in Japan. Soon after the opening, the museum moved to Uchiyamashita-cho (present Uchisaiwai-cho), then in 1882 moved again to the Ueno Park, where it stands today. Since its establishment, the museum has experienced major challenges such as the Great Kantō earthquake in 1923, and a temporary closing in 1945, during World War II. In more than the 120 years of its history, the museum has gone under much evolution and transformation through organizational reforms and administrative change.
Kuroda Memorial Hall Reviews
This is a free museum. The special collection is only available for a few weeks at a time and only a few times a year, the next time is in March. That said, it is free so there isn't much reason... more »
This place is nothing to write home about but worth a stop if you are visiting Ueno Park. The art is not memorable, but the house with a marbled balcony stairs and charm is charming. more »
It's a very clear spot! That, the authentic "lakeside" and "Maiko" of Kuroda Seiteru familiar with Japan history and art textbooks are permanently exhibited in a spacious space, and you can appreciate it carefully. In addition, the small items and the finished product of the France language study abroad age of Kiyoteru were burnt down in the war, and "old times" drafts etc., and an interesting work is seen for free in the permanent exhibition! The building itself is also reproduced in the form of the old times of Western architecture, which represents the early Showa era, and can not be answered by the architectural lover. After watching the exhibits carefully, Ueshima coffee and sandwiches are located in the annex, which is connected directly from the same building.
The free breakfast is very good. I wanted to see the "wisdom, feeling, and affection" seen by the giants of Beauty "father of Japan Western painting", but I was not able to watch it because of my lack of research. The work of representative works, including this one, is to be published three times a year (spring break, Autumn) for two weeks only. I think I will go to the next period by all means. It was a star 5 when I was seen (^_^;) However, there was no one else because it was outside of the period and was able to relax. If you go to the National Museum, I think it's a good idea to just stretch your legs a little.
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