The Tokyo National Museum was established in 1872 and is the oldest Japanese national museum as well as the largest art museum in Japan.
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, including 87 Japanese National Treasures and 610 Important Cultural Properties.
Located inside Ueno Park, the facilities consist of the Honkan (Japanese Gallery), Tōyōkan (Asian Gallery), Hyōkeikan, Heiseikan, Hōryū-ji Hōmotsukan (Gallery of Hōryū-ji Treasures), as well as Shiryōkan (the Research and Information Center), 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.