Tokyo National Museum

This famous museum houses the largest collection of Japanese artefacts and artworks in the world. With over 100,000 pieces and room to display only 4,000, exhibits are rotated constantly. The Tokyo National Museum in Ueno-koen Park is Japan’s answer to the British Museum. With its vast collection of art and archaeological objects from Japan and beyond, it’s a treasure not to be missed when visiting Tokyo. 

The Tokyo National Museum or TNM is an art museum in Ueno Park in the Taitō ward of Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the four museums operated by the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, is considered the oldest national museum in Japan, is the largest art museum in Japan, and is one of the largest art museums in the world.

Established:1872 (Yushima Seido Exhibition), 1873 (permanent display), 1882 (present location), 2007 (present administration)

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