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Spend The Day Learning: The 6 Museums Of Ueno Park

Spend The Day Learning: The 6 Museums Of Ueno Park

Tokyo 2015.09.02

Ueno Park is an obvious destination for any visitor - it is an area that hosts numerous, constantly changing events and exhibitions no matter when you choose to visit. Here are our top 6 recommended museums and galleries in Ueno Park!

Translated by Shinji Takaramura

Written by Mako Hayashi

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Museum No.4: National Museum of Nature and Science

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Admission Fee

Adults and University Students: 620 yen (310 yen per person for a group of over 20 people.)
Under Eighteen-years of Age and Over 65-years of Age: Free

What's on Display?

This is the only national science museum in Japan, and displays a large number of biological and geological specimens. The Japan Gallery exclusively introduces the nature of the Japanese islands. The museum also hosts special exhibitions.

National Museum of Nature and Science
Address: Taito, Ueno Koen 7-20
Hours: 9:00 to 17:00. No entry after 16:30.
On Fridays, the museum is open until 20:00, and No entry after 19:30.
Regular Holidays: Mondays. If Monday happens to be a national holiday, the museum will be closed the next day.
The museum will also be closed between December 28th and January 1st.
Access:
5 minute walk from the Ueno Station Koenguchi Entrance (JR Yamanote Line)
10 minute walk from Exit 7 Ueno Station (Tokyo Metro, Ginza Line and Hibiya Line)
10 minute walk from the Main Entrance of the Ueno Station (Keisei Line)
Phone: 03-5777-8600
Website: National Museum of Nature and Science

Museum No.5: Tokyo National Museum

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Admission Fee

Adults: 620 yen (520 yen per person for a group of over 20 people)
University Students: 410 yen (310 yen per person for a group of over 20 people)
18 and under; 70 and up: Free

What's on Display?

This museum mainly diplays traditional Japanese works of art. For further information, please take a look at the following article.
Ukiyo-e, Mandala and Byobu: Get a Bite of Japanese Art in the Tokyo National Museum!

Tokyo National Museum
Address: Taito, Ueno Koen 13-9
Hours: 9:30 to 17:00. No entry after 16:30.
Please note that the hours change according to the time of the year.
The museum will also be open in the period between late April and early May (when a series of national holidays fall in close succession) and between August 13th and 15th.
Regular Holidays: Mondays. If Monday happens to be a national holiday, the museum will be closed the next day.
The museum will also be closed between the year-end and the New Year holidays.
Access by Trains:
10 minute walk from the Ueno Station Koenguchi Entrance (JR Yamanote Line)
10 minute walk from the South Entrance of Uguisdani Station (JR Yamanote Line)
15 minute walk from Ueno Station (Tokyo Metro, Ginza Line and Hibiya Line)
15 minute walk from Nezu Station (Tokyo Metro, Chiyoda line)
15 minute walk from Ueno Station (Keisei Line)
Access by Bus:
Get off at the "Tokyo Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan Mae" bus stop (East-West Megurin, Taito City Circulation Bus).
Phone: 03-5777-8600
Website: Tokyo National Museum

Museum No.6: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

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Admission Fee

The fee differs according to exhibitions. Please check the official homepage.

What's On Display?

Mostly open-air sculptures and calligraphic works of art by Japanese artists. This museum also hosts a number of special exhibitions, including the Monet exhibition, which is scheduled for the fall of 2015.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Address: Taito, Ueno Koen 8-36
Hours: 9:30 to 17:30. No entry after 17:00.
During special exhibitions, the museum is open until 20:00 on Fridays; No entry after 19:30.
Closed Days: First and third Monday of every month. If Monday happens to be a national holiday, the museum will be closed the next day.
The museum will also be closed between July 6th and 15th, and also between December 21st and 28th.
Special exhibitions will be closed on Mondays. If Monday happens to be a national holiday, the exhibitions will be closed the next day.
Access:
7 minute walk from the Ueno Station Koenguchi Entrance (JR Yamanote Line)
10 minute walk from Exit No.7 of Ueno Station (Tokyo Metro, Ginza Line and Hibiya Line)
10 minute walk from Ueno Station (Keisei Line)
Phone: 03-3823-6921
Website: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Visit the Museums in Ueno

There are various types of museums in Ueno Park, enough to satisfy all tourists' curiosity. It might be too much to visit them all in one day, but visiting a museum that interests you should make for an exciting day in the park. If you happen to come to Tokyo, please visit the museums in Ueno Park.

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