Tokyo National Museum
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The Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館, Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan), 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.
The museum is located inside Ueno Park in Taitō, Tokyo. The facilities consist of the Honkan (本館?, Japanese Gallery), Tōyōkan (東洋館?, Asian Gallery), Hyōkeikan (表慶館?), Heiseikan (平成館?), Hōryū-ji Hōmotsukan (法隆寺宝物館?, the Gallery of Hōryū-ji Treasures), as well as Shiryōkan (資料館?, 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.
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.
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A Spot Known Only by the Locals
A spot to remember. We felt we were diving into the cultural heritage of Japan mesmerized by the beauty of the locality. The spot was a unique place bustling with the local population. We had a wonderful time!