Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, Uenokoen

4.3
#22 of 405 in Museums in Tokyo
Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan, a house for Japan’s archaeological discoveries, depicts everyday life from ancient to pre-modern times. The museum showcases a collection of pottery and talismans displays, prehistoric craftsmanship, and toolmaking with information provided in several languages. Reach the second floor to find a gallery dedicated to special temporary exhibits. Built in 1993 to commemorate the crown prince's wedding, the building adjoins the Tokyo National Museum. The site features a souvenir shop, auditorium, and cafe. Before you head to Tokyo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tokyo itinerary planning app , to make sure you see all that Tokyo has to offer, including Tokyo National Museum The Heiseikan.
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  • The exhibition of the previous period of the special Shosoin exhibition in commemoration of Reiwa the memorial was 30 minutes waiting because it was up to 4 days. The inside of the building was very crowded. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, the last entrance is 20:30, so you can watch it slowly. It seems to be siting comparatively after 19 o'clock. I'm looking forward to the second half of the exhibition.
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  • The permanent exhibition with no additional charge is the archaeological exhibition room such as the ring, and most of it is a special exhibition space on the second floor. Popular exhibitions were often large queues, and in the past they were in the heat, and they were connected to the main building. (There is a rental of parasols) Recently, it is aimed at 3 o'clock on weekdays exclusively. At this time, you can enjoy the exhibition slowly until 5 o'clock of closing time, and you can enjoy either the main building or the Toyokan. I always fail because I want to enter the museum early, and i pass through the ticket, but after riding the escalator, I regret that I should have seen the video first. For such customers, there are many places where you can go back and forth between the video corner and this exhibition, so it always seems disappointing in Heiseikan. Another regret is that the price of special exhibitions has been increasing rapidly recently. I think that it is more expensive though it is national compared with the museum in the foreign country when there is an exhibition change in the first half and the second half. (The annual passport pass has also decreased in recent years, and the number of tickets for special exhibitions has decreased. There are many valuable cultural assets here, so I hope we should stop by more.
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